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Help seeking in online collaborative groupwork: a multilevel analysis
Jianxia Du1; Jianzhong Xu2; Xitao Fan1
Source PublicationTechnology, Pedagogy and Education

This study examined predictive models for students’ help seeking in the context of online collaborative groupwork. Results from multilevel analysis revealed that most of the variance in help seeking was at the individual student level, and multiple variables at the individual level were predictive of help-seeking behaviour. Help seeking was positively related to group role identity and handling groupwork challenges. In addition, full-time and older students were less likely to seek help in online groupwork. Meanwhile, help seeking was negatively related to the number of previous online courses taken. At the group level, ‘peer-oriented reasons’ was a statistically significant predictor for help seeking. The major results were discussed in relation to the previous research findings in this area, and in the general context of online collaborative groupwork in e-learning.

KeywordGroupwork Help Seeking Homework Online Learning
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Indexed BySSCI ; SSCI
WOS Research AreaEducation & Educational Research
WOS SubjectEducation & Educational Research
WOS IDWOS:000356339600001
Scopus ID2-s2.0-84931564283
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionFaculty of Education
Corresponding AuthorJianxia Du
Affiliation1.University of Macau,Macao,Macao
2.Department of Leadership and Foundations,Mississippi State University,Starkville,United States
First Author AffilicationUniversity of Macau
Corresponding Author AffilicationUniversity of Macau
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Jianxia Du,Jianzhong Xu,Xitao Fan. Help seeking in online collaborative groupwork: a multilevel analysis[J]. Technology, Pedagogy and Education,2015,24(3):321-337.
APA Jianxia Du,Jianzhong Xu,&Xitao Fan.(2015).Help seeking in online collaborative groupwork: a multilevel analysis.Technology, Pedagogy and Education,24(3),321-337.
MLA Jianxia Du,et al."Help seeking in online collaborative groupwork: a multilevel analysis".Technology, Pedagogy and Education 24.3(2015):321-337.
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