Abstract—Higher education around the world has moved to
online teaching due to COVID-19 pandemic. Students in higher
education are compelled to attend online classes and adopt
e-learning mode. There is not much evidence on training the
students to adopt e-learning and remote learning. However, do
they have a positive attitude towards e-learning and has it
affected their academic performance? Present study
administered an e-learning attitude scale to 840 students of a
reputed University to examine whether they have positive or
avoidance attitude to e-learning and also analysed e-learning
attitude across students demographic characteristics. Study
revealed a slight positive correlation between e-learning
attitude and academic achievement of postgraduate students
and not for undergraduate students. Girls’ excelled in their
achievement and have a more positive e-learning attitude than
boys have. Boys showed avoidance e-learning attitude. However,
Socio Economic Status (SES) did not affect students’ e-learning
attitude but influenced their academic achievement. Study
concludes that stakeholders must create more opportunities to
develop a positive attitude towards e-learning as future
education is likely to be technology integrated.
Index Terms—Academic achievement, attitude, e-learning, university.
G. S. Prakasha is with the School of Education, Christ University, Central campus, Bangalore, India (e-mail: email@example.com).
R. Sangeetha and S. M. Almeida are with the Christ University, Central campus, Bangalore, India (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
A. Chellasamy is with the Christ University, BGR campus, Bangalore, India (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: G. S. Prakasha, R. Sangeetha, S. M. Almeida, and A. Chellasamy, "Examining University Students’ Attitude towards e-Learning and Their Academic Achievement during COVID-19," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 12, no. 10, pp. 1056-1064, 2022.Copyright © 2022 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).