Mediating Role of Class Participation between Social Media Usage and Self-Compassion of the Pre-Service Special Needs Teachers in Pakistan

Pakistan Journal of Distance And Online Learning

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Title Mediating Role of Class Participation between Social Media Usage and Self-Compassion of the Pre-Service Special Needs Teachers in Pakistan
 
Creator Malik, Saima
Hussnain, Sheeraz
Asghar, Muhammad Zaheer
 
Description The study aims to find out the importance of social media for the self-compassion of special needs education (SNE) students to improve their online class participation in particular with a focus on the Pakistani perspective of special educators. The quantitative approach was applied through the application of a random sampling technique. A self-developed questionnaire was used to collect data from pre-service special need education students (n=387) from two public and two private universities in Pakistan. Quantitative data were analyzed through descriptive and inferential data analysis techniques. The reliability (Cronbach's alpha=.891) of the instrument was found satisfactory. The results revealed a substantial and significant positive correlation among all the three factors i.e., social media, online class participation, and self-compassion. Social media was found a significant predictor of self-compassion. Whereas, online class participation found a significant mediator between self-compassion and the use of social media. Future studies can be conducted to develop the social media model to facilitate the SNE students’ learning process.

Keywords: Pre-service Special Need Education students, social
media, classroom participation, self-compassion
 
Publisher Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad
 
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Date 2021-09-16
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://journal.aiou.edu.pk/journal1/index.php/PJDOL/article/view/1168
 
Source Pakistan Journal Of Distance And Online Learning; Vol 7, No 1 (2021)
2415-2021
2415-2013
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://journal.aiou.edu.pk/journal1/index.php/PJDOL/article/view/1168/158
 
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