ERIC Number: ED420704
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
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Student Use of Internal and External Comparisons in Determining Efficacy for Self-Regulated Learning.
Williams-Miller, Janice E.
This study explored ways in which students obtained efficacy perceptions of self-regulated learning. High school students (N=297) were self-administered American College Testing Assessment (ACT) practice examinations and Bandura's self-regulated learning subscale with specific reference to English and mathematics. Path analytic results suggested that these students depended primarily on external comparisons rather than on internal comparisons in determining their efficacy for self-regulated learning. This pattern was consistent for both female and male students. The strong association between the English and mathematics efficacy components may also provide some insight into the structure of self-regulated learning among students in academic settings. (Contains one figure, one table, and eight references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment