Publication Date

2006

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Neuman, George

Degree Name

Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)

Department

Department of Psychology

LCSH

Northern Illinois University. Dept. of Psychology||College students--Illinois--De Kalb--Psychology

Abstract

Structural equation modeling was used to test a model integrating achievement goal orientation, learning style, self-efficacy, and metacognition into a single framework that could explain and predict variation in performance. Self-efficacy was the strongest predictor of performance, followed by metacognition. Achievement goals correlated with each other, suggesting that students may be adopting multiple goals at the same time. Goal orientation was related to two or three learning styles, which may imply that students have a primary learning style and adopt a secondary or tertiary learning style to achieve their goals. Achievement goals, self-efficacy, and learning style had weak, negative relationships with metacognition.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages [124]-139).

Extent

iv, 172 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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