ERIC Number: EJ1211173
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
Social Identification and Academic Performance: Integrating Two Existing Models of Tertiary Student Learning
Smyth, Lillian; Mavor, Kenneth I.; Platow, Michael J.
Educational Psychology, v39 n3 p409-425 2019
Recent research has mapped the ways social identification and normative influence affect students' self-reported learning approaches and course experience, and also, the ways in which social identification and learning approach impact directly on grades. However, there is no evidence for a model incorporating both of these processes. The current paper aims to address this in a dataset drawn from a range of courses and disciplines at a mid-size Australian university. The data capture student demographics, social identification with the field of study, perceived learning norms and learning approaches, and examine how these map onto end of semester academic outcomes. Findings indicate support for the Bliuc identification-to-grade, through learning approach model. Further, we find support for the Smyth identification-by-norm moderation model of predicting learning approaches. Added to which, we find support for a combined moderated mediation model, where the identification-by-norm interaction moderates the indirect effect of identification predicting grades through learning approach. Implications for course design are discussed.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Behavior Standards, Social Behavior, Learning Strategies, Grades (Scholastic), Intellectual Disciplines, Identification, Academic Achievement, Undergraduate Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia