ERIC Number: ED159497
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Effects of Self-Monitoring and a Combination of Self-Monitoring, Self-Reinforcement, and Self-Punishment of Study Time on Test Performance.
Myers, Carmel A.
The classroom test performance of three groups, self-monitoring (SM), a combination of self-monitoring, self-reinforcement and self-punishment (SM+C), and controls, were compared in independent replications in a chemistry (n=149) and a calculus (n=80) class. In chemistry, but not calculus, the experimental subjects outperformed controls. It was predicted that SM+C would outperform SM students and would also report more study time, but these hypotheses were not confirmed. Reported study time differed between the two classes and the course difficulty level also appeared to differ. Course difficulty may be affecting the successful use of self-control techniques. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Toronto, Ontario, CANADA, March, 1978)