The Impact of Action Control and Dispositional Hope on Self-Regulated Learning among University Students in Pakistan

Sana Bashir, Muhammad Irfan, Rizwana Amin, Wajiha Shahid, Sania Yaseen, Muhammad Sheeraz


This study was focused on examining the impact of action control and dispositional hope on self-regulated learning strategies and course achievement among university students. The data were collected from different Departments of Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan. Their age range was 18 to 33. After collecting the data statistical analysis was done. The study was carried out with a sample of 350 students from different Departments of the University. A booklet consisting of three questionnaires; Action Control Scale (ACS-90), Adult Dispositional Hope Scale and Self-regulated Learning Strategies Questionnaire. Age, gender, qualification and CGPA were included as demographic variables. Results indicate that action control is negatively correlated with dispositional hope and learning strategies. Whereas dispositional hope is positively correlated to all learning strategies. Results also show that action control does not predict student’s performance but has an indirect effect through learning strategies. Action control predicts learning strategies. So, learning strategies are working as a mediating variable between action control and students' performance. On the other hand, dispositional hope predicts student performance; it also predicts learning strategies. The results of the Sobel test show that learning strategies are working as a mediating variable.


Action control; Dispositional hope; Learning strategies; CGPA

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Journal of South Asian Studies
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