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ERIC Number: EJ822230
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
Metacognitive and Affective Factors of College Students with and without Learning Disabilities
Hall, Cathy W.; Webster, Raymond E.
Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, v21 n1 p32-41 2008
Metacognitive and attitudinal factors in the academic performance of college students with and without disabilities were assessed and compared. GPA, metacognitive knowledge and practice, resiliency, self-efficacy, locus of control, and need for achievement were examined. Similarities as well as notable differences were found between the LD (N=27) and non-LD (N=28) groups in perceptions and approaches to academic tasks. The LD group indicated a higher level of initiative than the non-LD group, which may be one of the factors helping contribute to their achievement. While the resiliency factor of initiative was higher for the LD group, self-efficacy in regard to coursework was significantly lower than that of the non-LD group. Even though by measures of aptitude and GPA the students with LD were not significantly different from their peers without LD, many indicated self-doubt about not being able to perform as well in academic coursework as their non-LD cohorts. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale