Causal relationships among academic delay of gratification motivation, and self-regulated learning in elementary school children

Lili Zhang, Shun'ichi Maruno

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Abstract

Academic delay of gratification refers to the postponement of immediate rewards by students and the pursuit of more important, temporally remote academic goals. A path model was designed to identify the causal relationships among academic delay of gratification and motivation, self-regulated learning strategies (as specified in the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire), and grades among 386 Chinese elementary school children. Academic delay of gratification was found to be positively related to motivation and metacognition. Cognitive strategy, resource management, and grades mediated these two factors and were indirectly related to academic delay of gratification.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)631-642
Number of pages12
JournalPerceptual and motor skills
Volume111
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Sensory Systems

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