ERIC Number: EJ847793
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
The Role of Self-Perception in Predicting the 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 Faculty Development, v22 n3 p209-213 Sep 2008
This article examines the role that self-perception plays in predicting academic performance of cooperative learning groups in graduate-level research methodology courses. A total of 29 groups (n = 102 students) are examined. A series of multiple regression analyses reveals that the groups attaining the lowest scores on the article critique assignment, the major requirement of the methodology course, 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 have explained 75.8% (adjusted R[superscript 2] = 69.2%) of the variation in article critique scores, which indicate 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, Academic Achievement, Cooperative Learning, Graduate Students, Research Methodology, Courses, Competence, Creativity, Humor, Group Dynamics, Social Desirability
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