ERIC Number: EJ912246
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
Tackling Suboptimal Bachelor's Degree Completion Rates through Training in Self-Regulated Learning (SRL)
Reeves, Todd D.; Stich, Amy E.
Innovative Higher Education, v36 n1 p3-17 Feb 2011
In response to both problematic and extant gaps in Bachelor's degree completion rates, this mixed methods study investigated whether a theoretically based undergraduate course intervention measurably contributed to participants' competence as self-regulated learners. Respective quantitative and qualitative analyses of data collected from two samples showed that intervention participants experienced growth in the targeted self-regulatory constructs. Moreover, differential effects by race/ethnicity and gender were not observed. We conclude with a discussion of this study's implications for institutions of higher education, pertinent considerations in designing and implementing this self-regulated learning intervention, and a review of the literature on effective practices for doing so.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Intervention, Bachelors Degrees, Training, Colleges, Undergraduate Study, Data Collection, Sampling, Learning Strategies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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