Students' perceptions of their self-regulatory and other-directed study strategies: a factor analysis

Psychol Rep. 2000 Feb;86(1):102-8. doi: 10.2466/pr0.2000.86.1.102.


Edited items on the 24-item Self-efficacy for Self-regulated Learning Scale were combined with 7 items on external regulation developed in 1992 by Vermunt. The inventory was administered to 244 entering freshmen enrolled in a university orientation course. 19 students with incomplete responses were excluded from analysis. Exploratory factor analysis with promax rotation indicated the five factors of general organization and planning, external regulation, typical study strategies, environmental restructuring, and recall. Coefficients alpha were .87, .68, .74, .74, and .73, respectively.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Internal-External Control*
  • Male
  • Personality Inventory / statistics & numerical data
  • Psychometrics
  • Self Concept*
  • Self Efficacy*
  • Students / psychology*