Self-Regulation in Conducting Research

Posted: 5 Jul 2009

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Carlo Magno

De La Salle University, Manila

Date Written: July 3, 2009


The two part study established a construct on the use of self-regulation (SRL) in conducting research. In study one, 112 students were asked to write a report about the strategies and techniques they used in accomplishing research-related tasks. The responses from the narratives were categorized and two dimensions of self-regulation were identified. Aside from the components of SRL that students use in their research, self-regulation is directed on three targets: self, others, and writing the research report. In study two, these constructs were structured in a measurement model using Structural Equations Modeling using free scale least-squares. To quantify self-regulation in conducting research, a scale was constructed based on the responses derived in study one. Items were constructed for all eight self-regulation components that runs across self-regulation, regulation with others, and regulation in writing the report. Three latent constructs represent these three targets where each is measured by eight components of SRL. The results indicate significant relationship among self-regulation, regulation with others, and regulation in writing the report. The data also fits the specified model.

Keywords: self-regulation, research, self-regualtion in research

Suggested Citation

Magno, Carlo, Self-Regulation in Conducting Research (July 3, 2009). Available at SSRN:

Carlo Magno (Contact Author)

De La Salle University, Manila ( email )

2401 Taft. Ave.
Manila, 4002

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