The Mediating Role of Satisfaction in Distance Education in the Relationship between Attitude towards Distance Education and Online Motivation


  • Deniz Yalçınkaya Selcuk University



adult education, motivation, Distance education, Student satisfaction, Student Participation


In this study, the attitudes of adult learners towards distance education were examined and the study motivation and satisfaction level of adult learners were examined. This study was conducted in a relational research design in quantitative research model and data were collected with the help of three relational scales. These scales are ‘Attitude towards Distance Education Scale’, ‘Distance Education Satisfaction Scale’ and’ ‘Online Learning Motivation Scale’. In this study, there were 350 participants, 302 women and 48 men. Adult learners of distance pedagogical formation program were selected within the scope of purposive sampling method. Regression analysis was conducted with the bootstrap method to test the mediating role of motivational behavior in online learning in the effect of individuals studying via DE on attitude towards DE and satisfaction in DE. Process macro developed by Hayes (2018) was used in the analysis.  It was found that the indirect effect of attitude towards DE on satisfaction with DE was significant. Thus, it was determined that motivation in online learning mediates the relationship between attitude towards DE and satisfaction with DE. This study revealed that there is a significant positive relationship between attitude towards DE and satisfaction with DE. There is a significant positive relationship between attitude towards DE and online LM. There is a significant positive relationship between satisfaction with DE and online learning motivation, and in the mediation model, it is seen that all path coefficients are significant in the mediation model of DE students' attitudes towards DE affecting their satisfaction with DE through their online LM.


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Yalçınkaya, D. (2024). The Mediating Role of Satisfaction in Distance Education in the Relationship between Attitude towards Distance Education and Online Motivation. Pegem Journal of Education and Instruction, 14(3), 126–133.