The Impact of Metacognitive Skills on Academic Achievement of Students in Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences

Mirzakhani, Maryam and Bagheri, Mohsen and Sadeghi, Mohammad Reza and Mirzakhani, Farzaneh and Modanloo, Yasmi (2014) The Impact of Metacognitive Skills on Academic Achievement of Students in Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences. Journal of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, 24 (115). pp. 167-173.

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Background and purpose: Many authorities believe that university students face challenges in scientific reasoning. Metacognitive skills results in boosting and organized thinking in learning process. Students usually do not know how to use metacognitive skills, thus these skills should be strengthened in students. Material and methods: This comparative-causal study was carried out in 5096 students. Using korjesi and Morgan table, 357 students were randomly selected to participate in the study. The students were studying in undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Metacognitive skills questionnaire was used to collect the data. The student�s grade point average was used as the criterion for academic achievement. SPSS V.16 was applied to analyze the data. Results: The indices of planning, controlling, evaluating, and regulating skills were found to have significant roles in students' academic achievement (P<0.005). Metacognitive skills were found to be more effective in academic achievement in female students. These effects were similar in employed and unemployed students. Conclusion: There was a positive relationship between using metacognitive skills with increase in academic performance. Control skill was the only variable that could predict the students' academic achievement. Metacognitive skills were found to be highly influential in enhancing academic performance among university students. Hence, training programs in metacognitive skills could be of great benefit.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Skill, metacognitive skills, academic achievement, medical sciences university
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Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2018 18:58
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