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Inspiring academic confidence in university students: perceived digital experience as a source of self-efficacy

Imran Mehboob Shaikh (Labuan Faculty of International Finance, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Labuan, Malaysia)
Ahmed Alsharief (City Campus, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Hanudin Amin (Labuan Faculty of International Finance, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Labuan, Malaysia)
Kamaruzaman Noordin (Department of Syariah and Management, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Junaid Shaikh (Advanced Computing Research Centre, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia)

On the Horizon

ISSN: 1074-8121

Article publication date: 12 May 2023

Issue publication date: 19 May 2023

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Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to introduce a research framework that identifies the potential sources of design self-efficacy that emerge from the digital class by covering the teaching for professional competence model (TPCM) to enhance students’ design self-efficacy.

Design/methodology/approach

The multistage and purposive sampling technique is used, and the respondents considered are Malaysian university students. Further, the students who completed the survey included both local and international students so as to capture responses through primary data.

Findings

The findings of this research study reveal that design self-efficacy is determined not only by feedback and collaborative learning but also by perceived digital class experience.

Research limitations/implications

Moreover, this study is limited in offering a theoretical framework using the TPCM; therefore, future studies may incorporate Bronfenbrenner’s ecological systems theory and may also use the theory integration approach. Also, in terms of geographic coverage, the current work is limited to an area in Klang Valley. Future studies may be carried out in other parts or regions of the country. Future researchers may also focus on technological self-efficacy to capture the other related factors that may be related.

Practical implications

This study not only contributed to the theoretical extensions but also to practical implications, which would benefit the policymakers of higher education providers in Malaysia.

Originality/value

TPCM components, which are students’ personal characteristics, teaching practices and student’s perceptions of the classroom climate, are mapped into the digital class context as potential sources of design self-efficacy and collectively labelled as digital class experience. To the authors’ knowledge, the digital class environment variable is yet to be tested as a component of TPCM.

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Citation

Shaikh, I.M., Alsharief, A., Amin, H., Noordin, K. and Shaikh, J. (2023), "Inspiring academic confidence in university students: perceived digital experience as a source of self-efficacy", On the Horizon, Vol. 31 No. 2, pp. 110-122. https://doi.org/10.1108/OTH-05-2022-0028

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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