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ERIC Number: EJ1004925
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6283
A Multisite Study of Learning in Introductory Psychology Courses
Gurung, Regan A. R.; Daniel, David B.; Landrum, R. Eric
Teaching of Psychology, v39 n3 p170-175 Jul 2012
Four hundred and fifty-four students enrolled in introductory psychology at different institutions across the nation participated in a study of factors related to learning. Key measures included an instructor rating, ratings of textbook quality and helpfulness, study time, student self-evaluations of study behaviors, approach to learning, self-report of learning, and a measure of quiz performance using biopsychology and learning chapter questions from a College Board Advanced Placement exam. The authors found significant predictors of both self-reported learning (deep approach, less surface approach, instructor ratings, student self-evaluations, and study behaviors) and quiz performance (grade point average, study time, metacognitive activity, and less use of a surface approach to learning). These results are discussed in the context of optimizing student learning and providing a foundation for future research. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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