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A Multisite Study of Learning in Introductory Psychology Courses
Teaching of Psychology
  • Regan A. R. Gurung, University of Wisconsin
  • David B. Daniel, James Madison University
  • R. Eric Landrum, Boise State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
7-1-2012
Abstract
Four hundred and fifty-four students enrolled in introductory psychology at different institutions across the nation participated in a study of factors related to learning. Key measures included an instructor rating, ratings of textbook quality and helpfulness, study time, student self-evaluations of study behaviors, approach to learning, self-report of learning, and a measure of quiz performance using biopsychology and learning chapter questions from a College Board Advanced Placement exam. The authors found significant predictors of both self-reported learning (deep approach, less surface approach, instructor ratings, student self-evaluations, and study behaviors) and quiz performance (grade point average, study time, metacognitive activity, and less use of a surface approach to learning). These results are discussed in the context of optimizing student learning and providing a foundation for future research.
Citation Information
Regan A. R. Gurung, David B. Daniel and R. Eric Landrum. "A Multisite Study of Learning in Introductory Psychology Courses" Teaching of Psychology (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/reganargurung/1/