Self-regulated learning and executive function: exploring the relationships in a sample of adolescent males

Effeney, Gerard, Carroll, Annemaree and Bahr, Nan (2013) Self-regulated learning and executive function: exploring the relationships in a sample of adolescent males. Educational Psychology: An international journal of experimental educational psychology, 33 7: 773-796. doi:10.1080/01443410.2013.785054

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Author Effeney, Gerard
Carroll, Annemaree
Bahr, Nan
Title Self-regulated learning and executive function: exploring the relationships in a sample of adolescent males
Journal name Educational Psychology: An international journal of experimental educational psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0144-3410
1469-5820
Publication date 2013-05-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/01443410.2013.785054
Open Access Status
Volume 33
Issue 7
Start page 773
End page 796
Total pages 24
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This study investigated relationships between SRL and EF in a sample of 254 school-aged adolescent males. Two hypotheses were tested: that self-reported measures of SRL and EF are closely related and that as different aspects of EF mature during adolescence, the corresponding components of SRL should also improve, leading to an age-related increase in the correlation between EF and SRL. Two self-report instruments were used: the strategies for self-regulated learning survey (SSRLS) and the behavioural rating instrument of executive function (BRIEF). Strong correlations between the measures of EF and SRL were found, especially in areas associated with metacognitive processes. Correlations between EF and SRL were found, with weaker correlations between behavioural regulation and SRL were found to be weaker for the younger participants in the sample while the relationship between EF and SRL appears to grow stronger during the initial years of high school even though self-reported levels of EF along with motivation for SRL and important components of SRL such as goal setting and planning were found to decrease with age. Decreasing levels of motivation for learning during adolescence are speculated to moderate the deployment of SRL and EF in a school context.
Keyword Self-regulated learning
Executive function
Adolescence
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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