ERIC Number: EJ813332
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
Effect of Self-Perception on Performance of Graduate-Level Cooperative Groups in Research Methodology Courses
DaRos-Voseles, Denise A.; Collins, Kathleen M. T.; Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J.; Jiao, Qun G.
Journal of Instructional Psychology, v35 n3 p254-259 Sep 2008
The purpose of the present investigation was to examine the role of self-perception in predicting performance of cooperative learning groups in graduate-level research methodology courses. A total of 29 groups was examined (n = 102 students), ranging in size from 2 to 7. A series of multiple regression analyses revealed that the groups attaining the lowest scores on the article critique assignment (i.e., group outcome variable) tended to report the lowest levels of perceived job competence and perceived self-worth, the highest levels of perceived creativity, the greatest variation with respect to perceived scholastic competence and perceived humor, and the least variation with respect to perceived social acceptability. These six variables model explained 75.8% (adjusted R[superscript 2] = 69.2%) of the variation in article critique scores, which indicated an extremely large effect size. Thus, self-perception appears to be a very powerful predictor of performance of cooperative learning groups involving graduate students.
Descriptors: Self Concept, Role, Predictive Measurement, Cooperative Learning, Group Dynamics, Graduate Students, Research Methodology, Multiple Regression Analysis, Effect Size
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Education Level: Higher Education
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