International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy
  

Volume 8 Num. 3 - October 2008

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Learning strategies and academic achievement of university students

Volume 8 Num. 3 - October 2008 - Pages 401-412

Authors:

Eduardo Mart?n , Luis A. Garc?a , ?ngela Torbay , Teresa Rodr?guez

Abstract:

In this study, we analysed the relationship between the use of learning strategies and academic achievement using three different indicators: The attempt rate (credits attempted over credits registered for), the efficiency rate (credits passed over credits registered for), and success rate (credits passed over credits attempted). The results obtained from a sample of 749 university students show differences according to the indicator used. Whereas the attempt and efficiency rate are related to the use of strategies that promote self-regulated learning, the success rate, as well as being related to these strategies, is also related to a deeper cognitive
processing and the search for the applicability of the material being studied. These results
are discussed in connection with previous research and their implication for university
teaching.

Key words:

learning strategies, academic achievement, indicators of achievement, university students.

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