The Effect of Online Classes on Student Satisfaction: A Case Study of Physical Education Students


1 Ph.D. Student of Sport Management, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran

2 Associate Professor of Sport Management, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran



Purpose: The COVID-19 epidemic forced the education system to enter a new era of online education. The distance learning model has absorbed new experiences that require the transfer of activity planning from the traditional format to the online format. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of online classes on the satisfaction of physical education students.
Method: The present study was an applied and correlational study that was conducted in the field. The statistical population of the present study consisted of physical education students across the country. G-power software was used to estimate the statistical sample. For this purpose, using Non-probability Sampling method, 490 questionnaires were collected among physical education students online through WhatsApp and Telegram to collect data. In this study, descriptive statistics and inferential statistics including Pearson correlation and multiple regression at the alpha level of 0.05 were used. SPSS software was used to analyze the data.
Results: The findings of the present study indicate that all components of online classes were significant predictors of physical education students' satisfaction. Among the components of online classes, Instructor’s Prompt Feedback was the highest (0.20) and Student’s Expectations (0.14) was the lowest predictor of student satisfaction.
Conclusion: According to the findings of this study, in using e-learning as a platform for online classes, it is necessary to place more emphasis on components such as quick feedback that satisfies students. On the other hand, we should not ignore the components that had less effect on student satisfaction.