Teacher Instructional Scaffolding Improves the Psychological Capital of Learners and Boosts Their Self-Regulated Learning Capabilities (71084)

Session Information: Teaching Experiences, Pedagogy, Practice & Praxis

Session Chair: Zinka Bejtic

Sunday, 16 July 2023 16:25
Session: Session 4
Room: G08
Presentation Type:Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 1 (Europe/London)

Self-regulated learning is an essential element in students’ academic achievement and progression. Similarly, instructional scaffolding and psychological capital have also been found to vital in human learning. However, there is a dearth of scientific research in relation to how instructional scaffolding and psychological capital are related to self-regulated learning, especially, in the Ghanaian context. This paper focused on how self-regulated learning of senior high school students is related to their psychological capital and instructional scaffolding. Data were obtained in a cross-sectional survey from a total sample of 453 students systematically sampled from the Bono region of Ghana. Partial Least Squares structural equation modelling was used for the analysis of the data. The results indicated that instructional scaffolding positively predicted psychological capital of the students. Also, both instructional scaffolding and psychological capital significantly predicted self-regulated learning, with psychological capital being a stronger predictor that instructional scaffolding did. The results further indicated that psychological capital partially mediated the relationship between instructional scaffolding and self-regulated learning of the students. The findings, suggest that effective instructional scaffolding is important in building the psychological capital, and ultimately strengthening the self-regulated learning ability of students. The findings were discussed in light of the self-determination theory, and implications of the findings for educational practice and further research have been proffered.

Mavis Amponsah Ansu, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
Lebbaeus Asamani, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
Eric Addae-Kyeremeh, Open University, United Kingdom

About the Presenter(s)
Ms Mavis Amponsah Ansu is a University Doctoral Student at University of Cape Coast in Ghana

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00