Date of Graduation
College of Education and Human Services
Learning Sciences and Human Development
Floyd L. Stead.
There are learning motivation differences among students from different countries. And differences between American and Korean online learners were identified. This study was to identify whether American and Chinese online learners' motivation differed and what were the learner characteristics that affected the motivation of online learners. This study was conducted in May-June, 2005, West Virginia University, the United States of America, and Fudan University, China. Findings revealed that there was a significant difference in learning motivation between the U.S. and Chinese online learners. And there were some learner characteristics affected the learning motivation of online learners as well, such as gender and employment status. Future research could explore the scope of cultural contexts on a more multi-leveled area.
Mei, Zongxiang, "America and China: Cultural differences in online learning motivation" (2005). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 829.