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ERIC Number: EJ851601
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0361-476X
Epistemic Beliefs: Setting the Standards for Self-Regulated Learning
Muis, Krista R.; Franco, Gina M.
Contemporary Educational Psychology, v34 n4 p306-318 Oct 2009
Relations were examined between epistemic beliefs, achievement goals, learning strategies, and achievement. We sought to empirically test Muis' [Muis, K. R. (2007). The role of epistemic beliefs in self-regulated learning. "Educational Psychologist," 42, 173-190] hypothesis that epistemic beliefs influence processes of self-regulated learning via the standards students set for learning once goals are produced. Two hundred one undergraduate students from an educational psychology course completed questionnaires designed to measure the various constructs. Students' final grades were also collected at the end of the semester. Students' recollections of course tasks revealed that their epistemic beliefs are activated during learning. Results from structural equation modeling revealed epistemic beliefs influenced the types of achievement goals students adopted, which subsequently influenced the types of learning strategies they used in their education course, and their achievement. Moreover, achievement goals mediated relations between epistemic beliefs and learning strategies, and learning strategies mediated relations between achievement goals and achievement. (Contains 2 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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