Adult Learning Open University Determinants (ALOUD) study: Psychological factors associated with study success

Joyce Neroni, Renate De Groot, Paul A. Kirschner

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    Abstract

    As our current knowledge society is changing very rapidly, aging of knowledge and skills is going faster. To keep up with these developments, it is important being able to learn on a higher age. Factors playing a significant role in being a successful learner can have biological and psychological origins. In present research, the focus will be on psychological determinants. The association between psychological factors (e.g. e.g. test anxiety, stress, learning strategies) and academic performance is well established for children, adolescents, and college students in traditional education. However, evidence of associations between these factors and study success for adult students in distance education is lacking. In this study, we investigate the association between several psychological factors and study success for adult students in distance education. Approximately 2000 students of the Open University will participate in this large cross-sectional study, by filling out an online questionnaire an three online neuropsychological tests. Data collection will take place September 2012 till September 2013. The results of this study may provide insight into factors associated with study success in adult students. Based on these results effective learning strategies are developed in order to optimize the current curriculum.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 7 Nov 2012
    EventThe ICO International Fall School 2012 - Girona, Spain
    Duration: 5 Nov 201210 Nov 2012

    Other

    OtherThe ICO International Fall School 2012
    Country/TerritorySpain
    CityGirona
    Period5/11/1210/11/12

    Keywords

    • Psychological factors
    • study success
    • distance education
    • adults

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