ERIC Number: EJ1123475
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
A Cross-Cultural Comparison of College Students' Learning Strategies for Academic Achievement between South Korea and the USA
Lee, Hye-Jung; Lee, Jihyun; Makara, Kara A.; Fishman, Barry J.; Teasley, Stephanie D.
Studies in Higher Education, v42 n1 p169-183 2017
This study explores how the relationship between college students' learning strategies and their grade point average (GPA) differs across two culturally different institutions. Surveys of 621 students at a South Korean university and 824 students at a university in the USA were used to assess four types of learning strategies: motivation-related, assignment/task-related, planning/time-related, and cognition-related strategies. The results show that all four types of learning strategies significantly predict students' GPA at the Korean university, whereas only motivation-related and assignment/task-related strategies predict students' GPA at the US university. The cognition-related learning strategy factor is the strongest predictor of GPA for Korean students, but it is unrelated to US students' GPA. The resulting differences in the learning strategies used to obtain high achievement are interpreted through the lens of cultural influence and institutional accountability with respect to the missions of higher education institutions.
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Grade Point Average, Learning Strategies, High Achievement, Accountability, Predictor Variables, Foreign Countries, Institutional Mission, Higher Education, Cultural Influences, Correlation, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes, Study Habits, Undergraduate Students, Asians, Multiple Regression Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Likert Scales, Qualitative Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea; United States
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