Self-regulated learning of secondary students in Hong Kong : a comparison of high and low achievers

by Au, Oi-na

Abstract (Summary)
(Uncorrected OCR) Self-regulated Learning in Hong Kong 2 ABSTRACT This study was aimed to examine how SRL components predict academic achievement and to compare the profile of self-regulated learning (SRL) of high and low achievers. Motivation and action control constructs were included in the SRL model. Form Two students (eighth graders equivalent) (N=375) from two secondary y%,L...... A ^^f schools in top and bottom bandings completed self-regulated learning questionnaire. Their exam results of three core subjects (Chinese, English and Mathematics) were collected. Multiple regression analysis and a multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) were used to analyze the results. Subject specificity was shown in relation to SRL profile. In general, motivational and action control components were both needed to process SRL and boost the academic performance. Mastery goal was found as a salient variable that high and low achievers distinguished. Among the other SRL components, mastery goal, or generally speaking learning goals, is the determinant in the SRL process. Implications of the result are discussed. v 1
Bibliographical Information:


School:The University of Hong Kong

School Location:China - Hong Kong SAR

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:learning strategies academic achievement


Date of Publication:01/01/2004

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