University dropout represents a serious problem across the world. Past research has suggested the merits of studying both additive and multiplicative effects among the variables that affect the intention to drop out. In the present study, we tested the potential moderating effect of friendships at university, on both the association between self-regulated learning self-efficacy and intention to drop out and the associations between different motivations for attending university and intention to drop out. A sample of 404 Italian university students (M-age = 21.83; SD = 2.37) completed an online questionnaire. The outcomes showed that having friends at university was a protective factor in the relationship between self-regulated learning self-efficacy and intention to drop out. Students with a high number of university friends and low self-efficacy were less likely to intend to drop out than students with few university friends and low self-efficacy. Thus, having friends at university appears to protect students from developing the intention to drop out.

Self-regulated learning self-efficacy, motivation, and intention to drop-out: The moderating role of friendships at University / Morelli, M.; Chirumbolo, A.; Baiocco, R.; Cattelino, E.. - In: CURRENT PSYCHOLOGY. - ISSN 1046-1310. - (2022), pp. 1-11. [10.1007/s12144-022-02834-4]

Self-regulated learning self-efficacy, motivation, and intention to drop-out: The moderating role of friendships at University

Morelli, M.
Primo
Membro del Collaboration Group
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Chirumbolo, A.
Secondo
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Baiocco, R.
Penultimo
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2022

Abstract

University dropout represents a serious problem across the world. Past research has suggested the merits of studying both additive and multiplicative effects among the variables that affect the intention to drop out. In the present study, we tested the potential moderating effect of friendships at university, on both the association between self-regulated learning self-efficacy and intention to drop out and the associations between different motivations for attending university and intention to drop out. A sample of 404 Italian university students (M-age = 21.83; SD = 2.37) completed an online questionnaire. The outcomes showed that having friends at university was a protective factor in the relationship between self-regulated learning self-efficacy and intention to drop out. Students with a high number of university friends and low self-efficacy were less likely to intend to drop out than students with few university friends and low self-efficacy. Thus, having friends at university appears to protect students from developing the intention to drop out.
2022
Self-regulated learning self-efficacy; Motivation; University dropout; Social support; Friendships at university
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Self-regulated learning self-efficacy, motivation, and intention to drop-out: The moderating role of friendships at University / Morelli, M.; Chirumbolo, A.; Baiocco, R.; Cattelino, E.. - In: CURRENT PSYCHOLOGY. - ISSN 1046-1310. - (2022), pp. 1-11. [10.1007/s12144-022-02834-4]
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