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Pages: 341-346
Publication year: 2021
ISBN: 978-84-09-27666-0
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2021.0098

Conference name: 15th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 8-9 March, 2021
Location: Online Conference

THE EFFECTS OF THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19) PANDEMIC ON THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF BUSINESS STUDENTS

This study explores the effects of COVID-19 confinement in the students’ academic performance as the Faculty of Business and Economics (University of Zaragoza, Spain). In particular, we want to know whether on-line teaching (classroom teaching was suspended to decrease the rapid spread of virus) has a negative effect on student learning. We contribute to previous literature by assessing the effects of online attendance on academic performance by taking into account that attendance levels are not exogenous. In particular, we analyse the effect of unobservable factors correlated with online attendance, such as student´s past performance, hours of study or virtual learning satisfaction. The current study shows two main conclusions. First, students at University of Zaragoza don´t have the problems associated with online education in general such as a good Internet connection or the availability of electronic devices to follow on-line classes. To improve on-line classes in faculty of business and economics it is recommended to increase student’s satisfaction with the classes. Second, after controlling for unobservable factors, attendance at on-line classes was found to have a significant impact on our dependent variable academic performance. Our implications are that students should assist on-line classes if they are motivated to do it, and for it, teachers could improve the quality and incentives of on-line teaching.
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author = {Fern{\'{a}}ndez-Olmos, M. and Bernal Cuenca, E. and Salami-Adesenya, A.},
title = {THE EFFECTS OF THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19) PANDEMIC ON THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF BUSINESS STUDENTS},
series = {15th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2021 Proceedings},
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doi = {10.21125/inted.2021.0098},
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month = {8-9 March, 2021},
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AU - M. Fernández-Olmos AU - E. Bernal Cuenca AU - A. Salami-Adesenya
TI - THE EFFECTS OF THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19) PANDEMIC ON THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF BUSINESS STUDENTS
SN - 978-84-09-27666-0/2340-1079
DO - 10.21125/inted.2021.0098
PY - 2021
Y1 - 8-9 March, 2021
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JO - 15th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
JA - INTED2021 Proceedings
SP - 341
EP - 346
ER -
M. Fernández-Olmos, E. Bernal Cuenca, A. Salami-Adesenya (2021) THE EFFECTS OF THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19) PANDEMIC ON THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF BUSINESS STUDENTS, INTED2021 Proceedings, pp. 341-346.
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