'n Evaluering van 'n studiemetodevoorligtingstegniek
Nienaber, Alida Wilhelmina
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Motivation for the study: For the past decade the problem of students failing at university or college has received much attention. A thorough knowledge of the various factors leading to under-achievement may help to prevent the consequences of these factors. Different cognitive and non-cognitive factors and al= so study methods and habits affect academic achievement. Aim of the research: The aim of this study was to evaluate a particular study technique. This technique is an adaptation of the well-known SQ3R-method. An attempt was made to find out whether this method could improve academic performance. Method of investigation: Firstly a study of the relevant literature was undertaken concerning the effect of different cognitive and non-cognitive factors on academic performance. The sample used in this study consisted of ten students in a Psychology II course. The psychometric instruments used in the research were discussed thoroughly with respect to their development and content. The experimental group was described in terms of the means of the respective tests applied. The experimental and control groups were then compared with regard to the changes in rank order in their class and their academic performance. Conclusion: The conclusion reached is that the differences between the two groups with regard to the change in the rank order in the class and their academic achievement are not statistically significant. However, there seems to be a tendency towards better achievement in the experimental group. Recommendations: It is recommended that more extensive research be undertaken in this field. Larger groups should be used together with other study techniques.
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