Thesis Title: Metacognitive Awareness and Academic Achievement in University Students

Student Name: Khudaija Asif

Supervisors: Arooj Arshad & Saima Ghazal, PhD

Degree: MSc

Year: 2016-2018

Department: Institute of Applied Psychology

University: Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan

Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email: chairperson@appsy.pu.edu.pk, Phone: 92-42-9231245

Abstract

The current research was conducted to investigate the relationship between metacognitive awareness (positives and negative beliefs about worry, cognitive confidence, cognitive self-consciousness and need to control thoughts) and academic achievement among university students using purposive sampling technique. 300 students of Master’s 3rd semester and BS 7th semester university students within the age range of 18 to 28 years (M = 21.56, SD = 1.85) were selected. The results were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. In inferential statistics Pearson product moment correlation was conducted to access the relationship between metacognitive awareness and academic achievement in university students. Moreover, Independent sample t-test was conducted to evaluate the differences in metacognitive awareness as related with grades of the university students and also to compare the level of metacognitive awareness and academic achievement among men and women’ university students. Results showed significant gender difference in metacognitive awareness and academic achievement. The findings of the current study also showed that there was positive significant relationship between metacognitive awareness and academic achievement in university students.

Keywords: Metacognitive awareness, academic achievement.