Academic Achievement and Individual Differences in the Learning Processes of Israeli High-School Students

  • Schmeck, Ronald R. Grove E
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Abstract

The Inventory of Learning Processes (ILP), originally developed by Schmeck et al. (1977), assesses individual differences in information processing styles of college level students. The inventory consists of four scales: Deep Processing (Dl’), Methodical Study (MS), Fact Retention (FR), and Elaborative Processing (El’). Three aspects of the ILP scales have been studied for 9th and 11th grade high-school students. First, the internal consistency reliabilities of the ILP scales, two of which DP and MS were satisfactory. Second, the factor struc- ture obtained in this study included three out of the four original factors. FR was not reconstructed. Third, the relationship between academic achievement and information processing of high-school students have been analyzed. Deep Pro- cessing (DP) came out as the most prominent style in its relation to academic achievement, particularly among the younger students.

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  • E. Schmeck, Ronald R. Grove

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