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Watson, Mark; McSorley, Michelle; Foxcroft, Cheryl; Watson, Andrea – Tertiary Education and Management, 2004
Both internationally and within South Africa the failure rates at universities are presently high and throughput and graduation rates are low. It is thus imperative that the cognitive and non-cognitive predictors related to identifying learners who will succeed academically are explored. This paper focuses on two potentially important…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Academic Achievement, Learning Strategies, Student Motivation
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Kitsantas, Anastasia; Dabbagh, Nada – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2004
The authors examined whether Web-based pedagogical tools (WBPT) supported the use of self-regulatory processes with 80 college students enrolled in distributed learning courses. Using an online survey, students were asked to indicate what specific processes of self-regulation (for example, goal setting, self-monitoring, time planning and…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Educational Technology, College Students, Technology Uses in Education
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Hofer, Barbara K.; Yu, Shirley L. – Teaching of Psychology, 2003
This study addressed the impact of a semester-long course called "Learning to Learn," an undergraduate psychology course designed to teach college students to be self-regulated learners. Results of pretesting and posttesting of 78 students with the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (Pintrich, Smith, Garcia, & McKeachie,…
Descriptors: Self Management, Learning Strategies, Undergraduate Students, Courses
Tobias, Sigmund; Everson, Howard T. – College Entrance Examination Board, 2002
To date the authors have completed 23 studies of knowledge monitoring and its relationship to learning from instruction. Their earlier work, 12 studies in all, is summarized and reported elsewhere (see Tobias and Everson, 1996; Tobias and Everson, 2000). In this paper they continue this line of research and summarize the results of 11 studies that…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Knowledge Level, Learning, Academic Ability
Bong, Mimi; Hocevar, Dennis – 2001
Convergent and discriminant validity of various self-efficacy measures was examined across two studies. In Study 1, U.S. high school students (n=358) rated their self-efficacy in 6 school subjects with reference to specific problems or general self-efficacy statements on the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ) (P. Pintrich and…
Descriptors: Concurrent Validity, Foreign Countries, High School Students, High Schools
Bong, Mimi – 1997
Students are often evaluated on the basis of their aggregate or average performance on diverse tasks in each school subject. When the target of prediction is such global measures as course grades, academic self-efficacy, too, should be able to reflect equivalent scope and generality to maximize its predictive utility. Academic self-efficacy in the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, High School Students, High Schools, Measurement Techniques
Jans, Steven – 1997
Following research that documented inadequate motivation as a problem through assessment of academic performance, student motivational surveys, teacher class records, and teacher journal entries, a program was conducted to increase the level of motivation of junior high school students in a middle-class community in central Illinois. Observations…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Industrial Arts, Intelligence, Junior High Schools
Bong, Mimi – 1998
Two of the most widely used academic self-efficacy assessment techniques, problem-referenced measurement and the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ) were compared. Participants were 383 high school students from 4 Los Angeles (California) schools. Multi-trait multi-method analyses revealed that the two techniques were not…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, High School Students, High Schools, Mathematics Achievement
Bembenutty, Hefer; Karabenick, Stuart A.; McKeachie, Wilbert J.; Lin, Yi-Guang – 1998
This study examined the relationship between academic delay of gratification (ADOG) and college students' use of action control. College students (n=113) at a large midwestern university completed the academic delay of gratification scale developed by the authors and the motivated strategies for learning questionnaire, which included an adaptation…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Students, Delay of Gratification, Goal Orientation
Bembenutty, Hefer; Karabenick, Stuart A. – 1998
This study examined the relationship between college students' preference for an immediately available option (e.g., go to a favorite concert the day before a test) or a delayed alternative (e.g., stay at home to study for the test). Analysis focused on how much a student would like to engage in a specific activity, the importance of the activity…
Descriptors: College Students, Delay of Gratification, Goal Orientation, Higher Education
Bong, Mimi – 1999
Academic self-efficacy beliefs of 204 Korean high school freshmen were solicited in Korean, English, and math by using (a) specific problems, (b) task descriptions, and (c) general statements referring to each domain. Regardless of the assessment specificity, self-efficacy judgments demonstrated certain degrees of generality. Cross-domain…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Context Effect, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries
Lin, Yi-Guang; McKeachie, Wilbert J. – 1999
This paper investigates the joint effects of intrinsic and extrinsic goals on college students' learning in an introductory psychology course, a biology course, and several social science courses. The study questioned whether higher levels of motivation lead to better student performance. College students were surveyed using the Intrinsic Goal…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Students, Educational Objectives, Higher Education
Barlia, Lily; Beeth, Michael E. – 1999
This study investigated motivational factors that are related to engaging in conceptual change learning. While previous studies have recognized the resistance of students' scientific conceptions to change, few have investigated the role that non-cognitive factors might play when students are exposed to conceptual change instruction. In this study,…
Descriptors: High School Students, High Schools, Learning Motivation, Physics
Gilles, L. Talbot – 1994
This study was conducted to pre-validate the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ), the Learning and Study Skills Inventory (LASSI), and the Test of Reactions and Adaptations to College (TRAC) on a sample of students (N=103) from the population of psychology majors at Champlain Regional College, Saint Lawrence campus. The purpose…
Descriptors: Academic Aptitude, Attitude Change, Attitude Measures, College Faculty
Pintrich, Paul R.; And Others – 1991
This manual is a guide to the "Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire" (MSLQ) for assessing college students' motivational orientations and their use of different learning strategies for a college course. The MSLQ, based on a general cognitive view of motivation and learning strategies, contains two sections. The motivation…
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Learning Motivation, Learning Strategies
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