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Journal Article: Closing the Gap: Impact of Student Proactivity and Learning Goal Orientation on E-Learning Outcomes

Journal Article » Closing the Gap: Impact of Student Proactivity and Learning Goal Orientation on E-Learning Outcomes


Education, Internet/Distance education use/Colleges and universities, College students/Psychology, Goal (Psychology), Student achievements/Colleges and universities


Kickul, Gerard; Kickul, Jill




A study examined the impact of student proactivity and learning goal orientation on perceptions of quality of learning and overall course satisfaction among 241 graduate and undergraduate students in an online program. Findings revealed how proactive personality and personal learning goals influenced student assessments of learning and satisfaction in an online environment. In particular, proactive personality played a key role in enhancing learning. Other findings of the study are discussed, and recommendations for future research are provided.