ERIC Number: ED348010
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Development and Evaluation of a Self-Regulated Learning Inventory and Its Implications for Instructor-Independent Instruction.
Lindner, Reinhard W.; Harris, Bruce
A working model of self-regulated learning based on the literature was developed together with an inventory of 71 items designed to test the five dimensions of the model: metacognition, learning strategies, motivation, contextual sensitivity, and environmental utilization/control. A five-point Likert scale was used to rank the items. Subjects were 104 students (21 males and 83 females) who were enrolled in classes in the college of education at a medium-sized midwestern university; participation was voluntary. The student GPA (grade point average) was used as the measure of academic achievement, and the subjects' scores on the inventory and its subscales correlated significantly with GPA. A significant correlation between sex and total score was also found, with females outscoring males on total score and all of the subscales except metacognition. (It is suggested that this result may be due to the small number of males in the sample.) While not statistically significant, data on inventory scores and class (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, graduate) indicate the possibility that students become increasingly self-regulated as learners over the course of the college experience. It is concluded that self-regulated learning is an important component in academic success and that it can be measured via a self-report instrument. It is suggested that this inventory could be used for diagnostic predetermination of the level of self-regulation present in a particular learner, information that could be used to advantage in designing instruction designed to counteract any deficiencies in self-regulatory skills. A copy of the model with its dimensions and subscales is appended. (18 references) (BBM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Students, Diagnostic Tests, Grade Point Average, Higher Education, Independent Study, Individualized Instruction, Learner Controlled Instruction, Learning Strategies, Literature Reviews, Metacognition, Models, Sex Differences, Student Motivation, Test Validity
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Self Regulated Learning Inventory
Note: In: Proceedings of Selected Research and Development Presentations at the Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology and Sponsored by the Research and Theory Division; see IR 015 706.