Abstract—Self-efficacy for self-regulated learning (SESRL) is
a protective factor for academic performance. However, there
are few studies have explored its impact on online learning
during the Covid-19. This study investigated (a) the mediating
roles of perceived usefulness (PU) and perceived ease of use
(PEOU) in the relationship between SESRL and use intention
(UI) and (b) the moderating role of gender in the indirect
relationship between SESRL and UI. Four hundred Chinese
college students entered this study and completed the
measurements of SESRL, PEOU, PU and UI. The results
showed that SESRL, PEOU, PU and UI were positively
correlated with each other. Mediating analysis showed that
PEOU and PU mediated the relationship between SESRL and
UI. By comparison, the single mediating effect of PEOU was
stronger than the single mediating effect of PU and the multiple
mediation of them together, which showed the robust effect of
PEOU. Moderation analysis showed that the effects of SESRL
on PU and PEOU in females were stronger than in males. A
high level of SESRL is more conducive to improving the PU and
PEOU of female students, which further influenced their
intention to use online learning.
Index Terms—Self-efficacy for self-regulated learning, perceived ease of use, perceived usefulness, use intention.
Yajuan Cui is with the Institute of Analytical Psychology, City University of Macau, 999078, China (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Yajuan Cui, "Self-efficacy for Self-regulated Learning and Chinese Students’ Intention to Use Online Learning in COVID-19: A Moderated Mediation Model," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 11, no. 11, pp. 532-537, 2021.Copyright © 2021 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).