Learning Difficulties and Self-regulated Learning among Undergraduate Students in a University in Nigeria

By Bonke Adepeju Omoteso.

Published by The Learner Collection

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This study examined the self-regulating learning strategies (SRLS) that were being used by the undergraduate students of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. It also investigated the relationship between each of the independent variables (cognitive, motivational, and behavioural factors and learning difficulties) and SRLS. The study was a descriptive survey using a questionnaire of 50 items. The instrument was found to be valid and reliable. A total of 186 students was sampled. The results showed the self-regulating strategies being used by the students included categorizing and transforming information (91.39,= 13.71) and rehearsing and memorizing (88.70,= 4.19). All the independent variables had significant relationship with SRLS, with cognitive (B= .665, Beta= .276) and behavioural (B= .862, Beta= .386) factors contributing more to the significance recorded.

Keywords: Learning, Self-regulated, Difficulties, Undergraduate, Students

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 18, Issue 7, pp.49-60. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 752.159KB).

Dr. Bonke Adepeju Omoteso

Lecturer, Department of Educational Foundations and Counselling, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria

Dr. B. A. Omoteso is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Educational Foundations and Counselling, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. She is an educational psychologist and has pupbished widely in this area. Her interest is in the field of Psychology of Education.

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