Self-regulated learning (SRL): The impact of incomplete SRL development on the management of conflicting goals

Angelika Maag, P. W.C. Prasad, Lau Siong Hoe, A. Elchouemi

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This short case study represents a preliminary exploration of the impact of a poorly developed higher order level of self-regulation on self-regulated learning (SRL), testing the relevance to students' capacity to manage conflicting academic and non-academic goals. We further problematize culture in this context and develop a model, as a basis for future research. The environments for the study are countries that provide tertiary education to international students. The overall aim is to demonstrate that incomplete development of self-regulated learning prevents students from effectively managing conflicting high-priority goals (H2-4). Secondary aims are to test if poorly developed self-regulation coincides with unsatisfactory development of general study skills (H5) and to theoretically justify future research on the impact of culture on SRL (H1). The data source for this study is an entry level skills/knowledge test. Three scenario-based motivational questions were added and data analysis is expected to confirm H2-4. This has implications for educators as it points to an opportunity for appropriate intervention at an earlier stage than is at present common. However, the low number of questions impose significant limitations on validity of results. There are plans to repeat the study based on a significantly higher number of questions and a pre-validated instrument.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2017 5th International conference on information and communication technology, ICoIC7 2017
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509049127
ISBN (Print)9781509049134 (Print on demand)
Publication statusPublished - 19 Oct 2017
Event5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology: ICoIC7 2017 - Holiday Inn Melaka, Melaka, Malaysia
Duration: 17 May 201719 May 2017 (Conference website) (Conference proceedings)


Conference5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology
OtherIt is our great pleasure to announce that the 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology (ICoICT 2017) will be held in Melaka , Malaysia on May 17 – 19, 2017. The conference offers a good opportunity to enhance international academic exchange on ICT related topics and to provide a platform for researchers to discuss new problems and solutions. ICoICT 2015 and ICoICT 2016 were held in Bali and Bandung, Indonesia, respectively.

ICoICT 2017 is jointly-organized by Multimedia University Malaysia and Telkom University, Bandung. Melaka is located at the west coast of peninsular Malaysia, which is about a two-hour drive from Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. Melaka is a unique historical city with a rich trading history and multicultural heritage background inherited from previous Portuguese, Dutch and British settlements. The city was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in July 2008.
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