Antecedents of Student Character in Higher Education: The role of the Automated Short Essay Scoring (ASES) digital technology-based assessment model

Antecedents of Student Character in Higher Education: The role of the Automated Short Essay Scoring (ASES) digital technology-based assessment model

  • Evi Susilawati , Universitas Islam Sumatera Utara, Medan, Sumatera Utara, Indonesia
  • Hasrita Lubis , Universitas Islam Sumatera Utara, Medan, Sumatera Utara, Indonesia
  • Sapta Kesuma , Universitas Islam Sumatera Utara, Medan, Sumatera Utara, Indonesia
  • Ikbar Pratama , Universitas Medan Area, Sumatera Utara, Indonesia

ABSTRACT

Purpose: Students are the primary asset of institutions of higher education. It is essential to shape the pupils’ personalities. Students with good character will behave honestly and respect academic integrity, which will benefit the nation and the educational institution. Consequently, the study’s primary purpose was to investigate the relationship between the Automated Short Essay Scoring digital technology-based assessment model, trust, student character, and academic achievement in Indonesian higher education institutions. This study also explored the role of student personality as a mediator. Research Method: This research employed a survey-based and cross-sectional methodology. Using simple random selection, the questionnaire was delivered to 412 Indonesian higher education institutions employees for this purpose. The study’s usable response rate was 61.29 percent. The information was collected via surveys. Results: The study’s findings support the premise that digital technology-based evaluation systems and trust substantially affect student character. Furthermore, student character is essential for enhancing academic performance. In conclusion, the moderating role of student character is also supported. Implications for Research and Practice: This study is useful for government authorities and academic decision-makers in developing student character-building methods. Additionally, this study contributes to developing a plan to enhance academic performance in the higher education sector.

Keywords: Digital technology, assessment model, student character, PLS-SEM, Indonesia