[PJHRD2022-0204] Extent of Self-Regulated Learning Among Allied Health Students in an Online Environment

Ralph Kevin M. Genoguin, Rozelle Francesca K. Bentulan, Maria Lucia L. Nañagas, Jackielyn D. Ruiz, Maria Eliza R. Aguila, Maria Concepcion DC. Cabatan


Background: The shift to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic has caused students to experience several challenges in their academic lives. A strategy that may assist in mitigating these challenges and facilitating students' positive adaptation to online learning is the promotion of self-regulated learning (SRL).
However, SRL is underexplored in the context of health sciences students.

Objectives: This study aimed to describe the extent and examine the nature of SRL of allied health students in a fully remote learning environment.

Methodology: This is a cross-sectional online survey study. Data were collected online using Qualtrics. Descriptive statistics and confirmatory factor analysis were used to determine the extent and nature of SRL, respectively.

Results: Responses from 241 participants show that students had a mean self-regulated learning score of 82.80 out of 120 (SD=12.68). Of the dimensions of SRL, students had higher scores in environmental structuring, time management, and self-evaluation than the other dimensions. A six-factor second-order model of self-regulation showed adequate model-data fit (χ2=673.88, CFI=0.95, TLI=0.95, SRMR=0.09, RMSEA=0.09 [90% CI=0.08-0.09]).

Conclusion: Health science students showed a high level of SRL; SRL for these students is adequately measured using the six dimensions of goal setting, environmental structuring, tasks strategies, time management, help seeking, and self-evaluation. The results indicate the value of understanding the extent and nature of SRL as a first step in planning strategies to support learning and student success in remote environments.


Self-regulated learning; Online Self-Regulated Learning Questionnaire; emergency remote learning; health sciences

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Print ISSN: 2704-3517; Online ISSN: 2738-042X