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Psicologia Escolar e Educacional

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VALLE, Antonio et al. College student's academic goals and learning strategies. Psicol. Esc. Educ. (Impr.) [online]. 2007, vol.11, n.1, pp. 31-40. ISSN 1413-8557.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-85572007000100004.

Assuming that there isn't much agreement among the results from different studies relating to the relevance of adopting one or another kind of academic learning goal, this paper intends to study the relationship between the several types of motivational orientations (learning goals, achievement goals and avoidance goals) and the use of cognitive and self-regulatory strategies. 632 Spanish college students from various university courses participated in this research. Although this is a correlacional study data analysis, in line with previous studies, brings to light interesting information and highlights the investigated issue for example only higher levels of learning goals are positively related with the use of learning strategies. Future educational implications are also discussed.

Keywords : College; Self regulation; Learning.

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