Self-Regulated Learning, an Important Tool to Improve Learning Capability

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Self-Regulated Learning (SRL) is an important area of research in educational psychology, where learners adapt their actions, thoughts, and feelings and develop cognitive and motivational skills. Learners use these skills to set their goals, implement strategies to achieve these goals, monitor these strategies and evaluate their own performance. In this research, the SRL teaching tools and the impact of SRL strategies among first-year health science students in their academic performance and activity are evaluated. The role of course curriculum on self-regulatory teaching and learning strategies is also determined. A self-regulated questionnaire was used as an instrument containing twenty-eight items to be answered on a five-point Likert scale. The important SRL strategies that have been used include goal settings, time management, environment structure, help seeking, intrinsic motivation, and strategic planning. Students learning before and after implementing self-regulated strategies has been evaluated. For this, a pre- and post-SRL questionnaire was shared among first-year students. Out of 100 students of health science, only seventy-four self-selected for completing this online survey, resulting in a 74 percent response rate. For the pre- and post-SRL experimental group, the coefficient of variance is found to be in the range of 0.72 to 2.17 and 0.65 to 1.2, respectively. The logistic regression analysis through IBM SPSS between control and experimental group showed a significant R2 value of 0.384. The standard beta coefficient value of the control group in the response grade “excellent” was found to be 2.807, whereas for the experimental group the value obtained was −0.148, indicating a higher value as compared to the control group. Paired sample correlation analysis results indicated that the grade response of very good and excellent has a very high significant value, that is, very good (p = 0.003) and excellent (p = 0.000) in control and experimental groups. The overall results indicate that SRL strategies have a significant impact on students’ learning and are important for academic progress.