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ERIC Number: EJ905635
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1041-6080
The Reciprocal Relationship between Motivation and Self-Regulation: A Longitudinal Study on Academic Performance
Ning, Hoi Kwan; Downing, Kevin
Learning and Individual Differences, v20 n6 p682-686 Dec 2010
While previous studies have examined the single directional effects of motivation constructs in influencing students' use of self-regulatory strategies, few attempts have been made to unravel their interrelationship in a unified framework. In this study we adopt the social cognitive perspective and examine the reciprocal interplay between motivation and self-regulation constructs (as measured by the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory) in influencing academic performance. Based on two waves of measurements obtained from a large sample of undergraduates from a university in Hong Kong, a cross-lagged structural equation model identified significant reciprocal effects whereby students' self-regulation predicted their subsequent motivation. After controlling for prior academic achievement, student motivation was also found to be the strongest predictor of academic performance. The findings from this study have major implications for the importance placed on motivation and self-regulation as means of facilitating academic success. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Learning and Study Strategies Inventory