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ERIC Number: EJ757194
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0735-6331
Using Cognitive Tools in gStudy to Investigate How Study Activities Covary with Achievement Goals
Nesbit, John C.; Winne, Philip H.; Jamieson-Noel, Dianne; Code, Jillianne; Zhou, Mingming; MacAllister, Ken; Bratt, Sharon; Wang, Wei; Hadwin, Allyson
Journal of Educational Computing Research, v35 n4 p339-358 2006
Links between students' achievement goal orientations and learning tactics were investigated using software (gStudy) that supports a variety of learning tactics and strategies. An achievement goal questionnaire was administered to 307 students enrolled in an introductory educational psychology course. Data tracing study tactics were logged for 80 of these students who prepared for a test by studying a textbook chapter presented as a multimedia document. Using correlations and canonical correlations, we found relationships between goal orientations and activity traces indicating different forms of cognitive engagement. Notably, mastery goal orientation (approach or avoidance) was negatively related to amount of highlighting, a study tactic that is theorized to be less effective than summarizing and other forms of elaborative annotation for assembling and integrating knowledge. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada