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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Behavioral changes and learning differences in students registered in online versus in-seat general education nutrition classes
by Cahn, Anna, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 59; 1594909
Abstract (Summary)

With the increase in demand for higher education, colleges and universities across the country are adapting and providing alternative ways for students to receive a college degree. This includes providing sections of classes purely online as well as in-seat. The purpose of this thesis was to investigate knowledge, motivational and behavioral changes among students enrolled in an in-seat, face-to-face introductory nutrition course compared to students enrolled in an online version of the same course. A pre- and post-semester survey were distributed and results showed that overall there were no significant differences in knowledge, motivation and behavior between the in-seat and online students during the pre- and post-surveys (p > 0.05). Both groups showed improvement overall in nutrition knowledge learned and nutrition related behaviors and slight decreases in overall motivation a result of being enrolled.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Gray, Virginia
Commitee: Dayne, Nancy, Derelian, Doris
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Family and Consumer Sciences
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational evaluation, Educational psychology, Nutrition, Educational technology, Higher education
Keywords: In-seat class, Nutrition education, Nutrition knowledge, Online class, Student behavior, Student motivation
Publication Number: 1594909
ISBN: 978-1-321-92479-4
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