Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A correlational study of the relationship between Learner Autonomy and academic performance
by Lowe, Casey, Ed.D., The George Washington University, 2009, 134; 3338791
Abstract (Summary)

The study examined the relationship between Learner Autonomy as measured by the Learner Autonomy Profile Short Form (LAP-SF) and Academic Performance as measured by GPA. The research question that was investigated was: What is the correlation between Learner Autonomy and academic performance in adult learners, as measured by the constructs and components of the Learner Autonomy Profile (LAP)? The correlation was measured for 125 participants from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and analysis of the results found that there is a positive, significant relationship between the LAP-SF and GPA for the total score, all four LAP-SF constructs and nine of the 22 components. Of these elements, the Planning component had the strongest correlation coefficient at .275 and was closely followed by the Self-Regulation component with a coefficient of .270. The findings point to the possibility that the LAP-SF may be useful as a proxy for GPA in some cases, and as a diagnostic tool for improving academic performance.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Marquardt, Michael J.
Commitee: Confessore, Gary, Cseh, Maria
School: The George Washington University
Department: Education and Human Development
School Location: United States -- District of Columbia
Source: DAI-A 69/12, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational tests & measurements, Adult education, School counseling
Keywords: Academic, Academic performance, Autonomy, Learner, Learner autonomy, Performance
Publication Number: 3338791
ISBN: 9780549931041
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