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Distinguishing Sense of Community and Motivation Characteristics between Online and Traditional College Students.

  title={Distinguishing Sense of Community and Motivation Characteristics between Online and Traditional College Students.},
  author={Mervyn J. Wighting and Jing Liu and Alfred P. Rovai},
  journal={The Quarterly Review of Distance Education},
Discriminant analysis was used to determine whether classifications could be made between students enrolled in e-learning and in face-to-face university courses (N = 353) based on their scores from separate instruments measuring sense of community and motivation. Study results provide evidence that the predictors were able to distinguish between the 2 groups. The results reveal that stronger intrinsic motivation of the online group represents the most important predictor in discriminating… 

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