ERIC Number: ED435622
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
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Sustaining Learning through Academic Delay of Gratification: Choice and Strategy.
Bembenutty, Hefer; Karabenick, Stuart A.
Academic delay of gratification (ADOG) refers to students' postponement of immediately available opportunities to satisfy impulses in favor of pursuing academic goals that are temporally remote but ostensibly more valuable. This important form of self-regulation was studied among college students to determine how it serves to sustain effort over time in the face of obstacles. The focus in this review was on the links between delay and students' motivational tendencies and the use of learning strategies that serve to facilitate self-regulation. ADOG is discussed in view of the macro-analytic model of W. Mischel's cognitive-affective personality system. It is suggested that future research on delay as a learning process should consider B. Zimmerman's micro-analytic model of self-regulated learning cycle phases. The conceptual status and assessment of delay of gratification and implications for teaching and learning are discussed. (Contains 5 tables, 2 figures, a short summary, and 61 references.) (Author/SLD)
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