Thesis Title: Metacognitive Awareness and Academic Achievement in University Students
Student Name: Khudaija Asif
Supervisors: Arooj Arshad & Saima Ghazal, PhD
Department: Institute of Applied Psychology
University: Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 92-42-9231245
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.