Date of Award

2-17-2012

Document Type

Restricted Access Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Education in Learning, Leadership, and Community

Department

Department of Educational Leadership, Learning, and Curriculum

Committee Chair

Kathleen C. McCabe

Committee Member

Kathleen Norris

Committee Member

Christie Sweeney

Abstract

This qualitative study examined tenth graders’ perceptions of the connections between their academic self-efficacy and the one-to-one laptop program in a small New Hampshire high school. The author interviewed 16 students, analyzed self-efficacy questionnaires, and reviewed student work. Using a program theory exploration, these students reported high self-efficacy in relation to academic achievement, self-regulatory learning, and computer use. The author found a connection between students’ self-efficacy beliefs and their use of laptops, in the area of self-regulatory learning.

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