Self-Regulation Failure and Academic Achievement: A Profile Model
The aim of this study was to introduce a model profile of self-regulation failure in academic contexts. We examined the causal relationships among variables that contribute to self-regulation failure. A path model with six factors and students’ performance as measured by GPA was tested. The hypothesized model included six variables. The self-regulation failure scale was administered to 400 undergraduate students. The participants were randomly selected from two different higher educational institutions in the Sultanate of Oman: The Sultan Qaboos University and Higher College of Technology. The reason to choose two different institutions was to reach a representative sample of undergraduates in the Sultanate. Undergraduates (221; 60.2 % female, 39.8 % male) completed the self-regulation failure scale that entails six subscales: gratification delay, transcendence, misregulation, laziness, procrastination, and psychic cost. The statistical analysis for the data were done using SPSS & AMOS. This study provided some insights in understanding the causal relationships among self-regulation failure factors.