Self-Regulatory Processes During Computer Skill Acquisition : Goal and Self-Evaluative Influences

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Dale H. Schunk, Dean (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: In the studies reported in this article we examined the influence of learning goals and self-evaluation on college students' achievement outcomes during computer skill learning. Our conceptual focus was social cognitive theory, which postulates a critical role for self-regulation (Bandura, 1991a, 1991b; Zimmerman, 1998). Self-regulation refers to self-generated thoughts, feelings, and actions that are planned and cyclically adapted to attain personal goals (Zimmerman, 1989).

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Journal of Educational Psychology, 91, 251-260.
Language: English
Date: 1999
Computer education, Computer skills instruction, Self-motivation, Self-efficacy, Students

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