ERIC Number: EJ1177027
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Sense of Belonging and Self-Regulated Learning: Testing Achievement Goals as Mediators
Won, Sungjun; Wolters, Christopher A.; Mueller, Stefanie A.
Journal of Experimental Education, v86 n3 p402-418 2018
We examined two aspects of college students' (N = 385) sense of belonging and its relations with three indicators of self-regulated learning. We also tested the mediating role of achievement goals in these relations. One aspect, sense of belonging to school, functioned as a significant predictor of self-reported metacognitive and academic time management strategies. In comparison, a second aspect, sense of belonging to peer groups, was a significant predictor of self-reported peer learning strategies. Findings from the mediation analyses indicated that sense of belonging to school was related with mastery goals, whereas sense of belonging to peer groups was related with performance goals. Further, mastery goals mediated the relations between sense of belonging to school and metacognitive and academic time management strategies.
Descriptors: Sense of Community, College Students, Time Management, Peer Groups, Peer Teaching, Academic Achievement, Metacognition, Self Control, Comparative Analysis, Structural Equation Models, Factor Analysis, Predictor Variables, Goal Orientation, Student Surveys, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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