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University of Northern Iowa -- Students; Study skills; College student development programs -- Iowa -- Cedar Falls;


This study was undertaken to obtain further evidence for the effectiveness of study skills training. The sample included 36 students who entered college in the fall of 1985 and were, at the time of the study, enrolled as juniors at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI). The experimental group consisted of 18 subjects who had previously enrolled in the course, Effective Study Strategies, and 18 control subjects who had not taken the course. The subjects from each group were matched on gender, high school percentile rank, and ACT scores. The following are the findings in this study: 1. On the basis of student responses on the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI) questionnaire, no significant differences were found between the experimental group and the control group in time management, anxiety, concentration, information processing, selecting main ideas, self-testing, test strategies, motivation, or attitude. 2. A significant difference between the treatment and control groups was found in use of study aids.

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Specialist in Education


Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations

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Barry J. Wilson

Second Advisor

Ned Ratekin

Third Advisor

Karen S. Agee


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