Self-Efficacy, Self-regulated Learning Strategies and Student’s Academic Achievement

Author: Naila Noreen

Supervisor: Dr. Iram Fatima

Degree: MSc

Year: 2011-2013

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The present research aimed to investigate the relationship of self-efficacy and self-regulated learning strategies with student’s academic achievement through correlational research design. Data was collected from 100 Masters Students with age range of (M = 21.56, SD = 1.16) from different colleges of Lahore affiliated with Punjab university. It was hypothesized that there was likely to be positive relationship between self-efficacy and academic achievement of students. Second, there was likely to be relationship between self-regulated learning strategies and academic achievement of students. Third, the Self-efficacy and self- regulated learning strategies would predict academic achievement. Finally, there would be gender differences in self-efficacy, self-regulated learning strategies and student’s academic achievement. Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (Pintrich, Smith, Garcia, & Mckeachie, 1991) was used to measure self-regulated learning strategies and self-efficacy. Academic achievement of students was measured with percentage of marks obtained in last final exam. It was observed that there was positive relationship between self-efficacy and academic achievement in students. The findings revealed positive relationship of self-regulated learning strategies such as rehearsal, elaboration, organization, critical thinking, meta cognitive self-regulation, help seeking with academic achievement. Self-efficacy and help seeking positively predicted academic achievement. Gender differences were not found in self-efficacy and academic achievement. Among self-regulated learning strategies, gender differences were observed only in elaboration with women gaining higher score on elaboration than males.

Keywords: Self-Efficacy, Self-Regulated, Learning, Academic Achievement.

Visit University to get the full thesis.

Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email:, Phone: 92-42-9231245

Leave a Reply