Title: The relationship between self-esteem and self-efficacy among distance learning students in Accounting Information Systems online classes

Authors: Linda A. Bressler, Mark E. Bressler

Addresses: University of Houston-Downtown, One Main Street, Houston, TX 77002, USA. ' University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, TX 77058, USA

Abstract: Student success and self-esteem while involved with distance learning can be defined in many ways. Studies indicated there could be a relationship between distance learning and self-esteem among college students in many disciplines including Accounting and Accounting Information Systems (AIS). Although research exists on success and distance learning, limited research can be identified on self-esteem and self-efficacy in AIS online courses. AIS continues to be an ever-changing discipline because of technology and changing needs of the global environment. This study will be important to students, advisors, faculty members and distance-learning software providers such as WebCT.

Keywords: innovation; academic self-efficacy; self-esteem; self-efficacy; accounting information systems; AIS; distance learning; online courses; online classes; student success; self-esteem; race; distance learning software; WebCT; USA; United States.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2007.012382

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2007 Vol.4 No.3, pp.274 - 289

Published online: 09 Feb 2007 *

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