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ERIC Number: EJ1110675
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-8756-3894
The Effect of Precommitment on Student Achievement within a Technology-Rich Project-Based Learning Environment
Hao, Qiang; Branch, Robert Maribe; Jensen, Lucas
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v60 n5 p442-448 Sep 2016
This study investigated the effects of precommitment on college students' goal setting and academic performance, and students' attitude towards precommitment-related activities. Precommitment refers to a procedure in which students set up learning goals, possibly with a time limit at the beginning of a learning phase, then report the comparison between their goals and actual learning progress to their peers and teachers by the end of the learning phase. This study used a single-group repeated-measures design. 41 students from a large university in the southeastern United States participated in the study. Multivariate analysis of variance indicated that precommitment was significantly effective in optimizing students' goals and improving their academic performance, but the attitude survey result indicated that students could not fully recognize the value of precommitment-related activities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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