Title

Self-efficacy and persistence in a digital writing classroom: A case study of fifth-grade boys

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-13-2017

Abstract

© 2018 IGI Global. All rights reserved. Utilizing a New Literacies perspective, the purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore the digital writing experiences of one classroom of fifth-grade boys. Research questions for this study included the following: (1) What features of the digital writing environment impact student expressions of confidence in their abilities as writers? (2) How do expressions of confidence align with performance for students who are the least persistent in digital writing tasks? (3) How do expressions of confidence align with performance for students who are the most persistent in digital writing tasks? Through an embedded analysis, eight confidence features were identified. Compared against a holistic analysis of individual focal student experiences, this chapter provides two student vignettes to illustrate the differences between high-persisting and low-persisting students in a digital writing classroom.

Publication Title

Handbook of Research on Human Development in the Digital Age

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