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Entering university experience and selfregulated learning among undergraduate students

Mohd. kosnin, Azlina and A. Samah, Narina and Khan, Muhammad Umar (2016) Entering university experience and selfregulated learning among undergraduate students. Man in India, 96 (1-2). pp. 457-467. ISSN 0025-1569

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The present research explored the experiences of students as they reflect about their transition from pre-university to university level. Moreover, self-regulation in studies that ensued as a consequence of university life was also explored. Five successful final-year undergraduate female students took part in a focus group discussion. A modified and limited version of grounded theory method was used to analyze the generated narrative. The participants reported that entering a university was quite a novel, challenging as well as exciting experience for them. They had to adapt their study strategies as per requirements. Focus on present and future goals helped regulate themselves to be on their successful educational track. Self monitoring and self reinforcement were found to be important aspects of self-regulation. Fears also played a role in self-regulated learning of students. The goals and fears of students were individualistic and collectivistic in type. Individualistic goals and fears were related to the personal life of the students' self, whereas collectivistic goals and fears were related to their family and societal milieu. The collectivistic aspect of self-regulated learning, found in this study, can be considered a new direction in the field which can be quite relevant to collectivistic cultures.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:self-regulated learning, undergraduates
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
ID Code:71259
Deposited By: Siti Nor Hashidah Zakaria
Deposited On:16 Nov 2017 10:04
Last Modified:16 Nov 2017 10:04

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