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ERIC Number: EJ764198
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-0305-5698
Developmental Patterns of School Students' Motivational- and Cognitive-Metacognitive Competencies
Mok, Yan Fung; Fan, Ruth Mei-Tai; Pang, Nicholas Sun-Keung
Educational Studies, v33 n1 p81-98 Mar 2007
This study examined the metacognitive developmental patterns of Hong Kong school students. Students rated their own metacognitive competencies by responding to an inventory of six motivational- and cognitive-metacognitive subscales. Results showed that students' metacognitive competencies decreased with age--from primary 4 (age 9) to secondary 5 (age 17)--with a sharp decline noticeable at the primary/secondary school transition. Age had a more powerful effect than gender on students' perception of their metacognitive competencies. This decreasing pattern of Hong Kong students' metacognitive competencies is contrary to the developmental trends found in Western countries. However, the comparatively high academic performance of Hong Kong students also suggests some different recommendations about student learning. Inventory of metacognitive components is appended. (Contains 3 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong