SELF-REGULATED LEARNING STRATEGES AS CORRELATES OF STUDENTS' ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN ECONOMICS IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN IMO STATE

  • IFEANYICHUKWU UGWU Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria
  • CHIJIUKA OPARAJI ISRAEL Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria
Keywords: Self-regulated learning, Economics, Academic Achievement

Abstract

This study investigated the relationship between selfregulated learning strategies and

students’ academic
achievement in Economics. Two research questions and
two null hypotheses guided the study. The study adopted
correlational research design with a population of 846 SS
2 Economics students of 2018/2019 session in public
secondary schools in Imo State and 271 students were
drawn using simple random sampling technique. Selfregulated Learning Questionnaire (SELQ)

and Economics
Achievement Test (EAT) were used for data collection.

The SELQ was validated using the opinions of three
experts in the fields of Educational Management and
Measurement and Evaluation Unit. The reliability of
SELQ was established using pilot testing and analysis
using Cronbach alpha method and it yielded correlation
coefficients of .81 and 0.85 for sections A and B, and
overall correlation value of 0.83. Data were collected
personally by the researchers with the help of three
research assistants using on-the-spot method of
distribution and collection. Pearson product moment
correlation coefficient was used to answer the research
questions and test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of
significance. Findings revealed that there were positive
and high relationship between students’ goal-setting
strategy, planning strategy and their academic
achievement in Economics. Findings also revealed that
significant relationship existed between students’ goalsetting strategy, planning strategy and their academic
achievement in Economics. Based on the findings of the
study, the researchers concluded that students’ adoption
of self-regulated strategies, specifically, goal setting and
planning will help in enhancing their learning and
academic achievement in Economics. It was recommended
among others that; secondary school Economics’ teachers
should teach students how to set learning goals and plan
their learning to improve their academic achievement in
the subject.

 

Author Biographies

IFEANYICHUKWU UGWU , Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria

Department of Educational Management and Policy

CHIJIUKA OPARAJI ISRAEL, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria

Department of Educational Management and Policy

Published
2019-12-12