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The Influence of Self-Efficacy in Project Groups on Collaboration Experience and Participation Distribution

Meese, Néle (2023) The Influence of Self-Efficacy in Project Groups on Collaboration Experience and Participation Distribution.

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Abstract:Numerous studies have discovered that individual self-efficacy levels in groups have a significant impact on the collaborative experience and engagement of individual group members. Nonetheless, the results of other studies appear to be inconclusive regarding the effect of self-efficacy levels in various groups. To ensure the optimal learning outcome, it is important to gain additional clarity on this subject. Therefore, this study demonstrates how self-efficacy levels in project groups affect the amount of participation and collaboration experiences. It was expected that project groups with equal self-efficacy levels experience a similar collaboration experience and an equal distribution of participation and that groups with mixed levels of self-efficacy have varying levels of collaboration experience and participation. Participants who were students following a specific module had to complete two online studies within a six-week timeframe. The analysis of the data showed no significant effect of self-efficacy levels on participation or collaboration. The finding of the study can help to improve collaborative learning experiences and provide suitable support for students, instructors, and institutions. To improve our knowledge of self-efficacy and collaboration in project groups, future studies should investigate underlying variables impacting collaboration.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
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