ERIC Number: ED317972
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Self-Efficacy, Locus of Control, Self-Assessment of Memory Ability, and Study Activities as Predictors of College Course Achievement.
Wilhite, Stephen C.
A study examined the possible relationships between student study behaviors and academic achievement and represented a continuation and extension of an earlier large-scale project undertaken at the Far West Laboratory. Subjects, 184 college students enrolled in an introductory psychology course, had their study skills, self-efficacy, academic aptitude, locus of control, and memory assessed. Results indicated that: (1) the self-efficacy instrument (Self-Concept of Academic Ability Test) is more accurately described as a measure of academic self-concept than as a measure of self-efficacy; (2) in certain academic contexts, the measure of academic self-concept is not as important a predictor of academic achievement as is locus of control; (3) the best predictor of course achievement was the subjects' self-assessment of their memory ability; and (4) four subscales of the study activities measure were significant predictors of course achievement. (Two tables of data are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference (39th, Austin, TX, November 28-December 2, 1989). Table 1 is in small print and may not be legible.