Variable Details:


Zimmerman, Barry J. (1992), "Self-Motivation for Academic Attainment: The Role of Self-Efficacy Beliefs and Personal Goal Setting", American Educational Research Journal, 29, 663-676.



  • Measured students’ perceived capability to use a variety of self-regulated learning strategies


  • finish homework assignments by deadlines?
  • study when there are other interesting things to do?
  • concentrate on school subjects?
  • take class notes of class instruction?
  • use the library to get information for class assignments?
  • plan your schoolwork?
  • organize your schoolwork?
  • remember information presented in class and textbooks?
  • arrange a place to study without distractions
  • motivate yourself to do schoolwork?
  • participate in class discussions?