Improving the Academic Self-Efficacy of Students Using Mobile Educational Apps in Virtual Learning: A Review

Azham Hussain, Emmanuel O.C Mkpojiogu, Celestina Chinenye Ezekwudo

Abstract


There are several literatures pertaining to the self-efficacy of student, and educational mobile apps, but no work has been done yet on the improving the academic self-efficacy of students using mobile educational apps. This study therefore employed systematic review methodology to ascertain the factors necessary to be considered while using educational mobile apps in order to improve the academic self-efficacy of students. Hence, this paper attempts to review available literatures with the aim of capturing means of improving the academic self-efficacy of students using mobile educational apps. To achieve the stated research objective, the study applied systematic literature review methodology. Fifty (50) papers relating to academic self-efficacy of students using mobile educational apps were downloaded. Out of these papers, nineteen (19) most relevant studies were selected for review in order to extract the appropriate information needed for the analysis. The results from the review revealed that the major causes of students’ low academic self-efficacy are: lack of confidence with 22.73% and others include: low self-esteem (21.05%) and inferiority complex (10.53%). Also the review was able to show the three most important factors necessary for improving the academic self-efficacy of students using mobile educational apps included: teachers’ message (21.05%) and success and failure of others (15.79%).


Keywords


Education, educational mobile app, self-efficacy

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