I am a final-year student in the BSc Applied Psychology programme at IADT, interested in applying the knowledge I gained during the course at IADT to my future career. I aim to pursue a career in counselling or psychotherapy, as mental health is one of the critical factors of well-being.
The impact of COVID-19 has caused considerable changes in the education system worldwide. Online learning has become an emergency alternative solution for students in all academic programs. It was reported that 94 per cent of students (about 12.2 billion students) in the academic world had to face online education.
In numerous cases, the outcome of emergency online learning was an essential compromise to the quality of the learning experience. Therefore it was comprehensible the acceptance of less-than-perfect of students' academic performance. The present paper aims to investigate how these dramatic changes influenced the attitude of undergraduate students towards online learning.
This study aimed to investigate undergraduate students' attitudes toward online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The present research was carried out online. The link to participate in the study was emailed to the targeted population.
The Motivation to Learn Test and Attitudes Towards Online Learning questionnaire were used to gather data from 78 participants and measure the variables, along with initial demographic questions logging gender, year of study and the course of study. Applied psychology, business management and art students recruited from the 1st-year and 4th-year students cohorts from the Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT), Dun Laoghaire.
A quantitative factorial between-groups design was employed.
The result will show the difference in college students' attitudes towards online learning based on their motivation level (intrinsic, extrinsic, and Amotivation ), gender (male, female and prefer not to say), and year of study (1st year and 4th year). It will also show the interaction effects of gender, year of study and motivation type.