The perspectives of health sciences students the new way of learning: Mixed methods design

Yisca Berenshtein, Riki Tesler, Inbal Halevi Hochwald, Gizell Green

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Objectives: The study aimed to determine the following four differences between students in the fields of nursing and health systems management: (a) attitudes towards web-based learning, (b) online course anxiety, (c) online course self-efficacy, and (d) intentional use of technology for learning and find factors that influence students’ intentional learning with technology. Methods: The study utilized an explanatory sequential mixed methods design. The study was performed according to the checklist for assessment and reporting of document analysis for mixed methods design and research in health professions education. We included students from the School of Health Sciences, including those studying nursing and health systems management. There were 304 students included in our study. Results: Students from health systems management had more positive attitudes toward web-based learning than nursing students. Health science students’ years of study, online course self-efficacy, and web-based learning influence intentional learning with technology among students. The qualitative finding corresponds only with the qualitative result demonstrated that online course self-efficacy predicts the intentional use of technology for learning. Conclusions: It is needed to consider factors for designing effective online learning experiences in health science, enabling educators to enhance intentional technology-based learning for nursing and health systems management students through web-based learning optimization.

Original languageEnglish
JournalDigital Health
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2023


  • Health sciences students
  • anxiety
  • compatibility
  • intentional learning with technology
  • online courses
  • self-efficacy
  • web-based learning


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