Examining the effect of a mobile-assisted self-regulation scheme on primary students’ self-regulated vocabulary learning via latent growth modelling

Yin YANG, Yuyang CAI, Yanjie SONG

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Abstract

The effect of technology on primary students’ self-regulated vocabulary learning (SRVL) over time and its dynamic relationship with vocabulary outcomes have been scarcely studied. This quasi-experimental study reports a longitudinal inquiry into the effect of a mobile-assisted self-regulation scheme on primary students’ SRVL and the relationship between the changes in the perceived SRVL skills and vocabulary learning outcome. The study lasted seven months. Participants were 174 Grade 4 students (89 girls) from four classes at a primary school in Mainland China. Two classes were randomly assigned to the experimental and control groups. Students in both groups used the app named Vocab+, the former with and the latter without a mobile-assisted self-regulation scheme. Data collection included questionnaires on students’ perceived SRVL skills and vocabulary tests. Latent Growth Modelling (LGM) was used to analyse data. The results showed that perceived SRVL skills and vocabulary learning outcomes increased over time. The findings further revealed that students in the experimental group exhibited a steeper increasing trend in perceived SRVL skills and vocabulary learning outcomes. Besides, the association between the growth rates of students’ perception of SRVL skills and vocabulary learning outcomes was stronger with the experimental group than with the control group. Our results provided theoretical implications for understanding the relationship between SRVL skills and vocabulary learning outcomes from a developmental perspective. Copyright © 2024 Educational Technology & Society.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-302
JournalEducational Technology & Society
Volume27
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2024

Citation

Yang, Y., Cai, Y., & Song, Y. (2024). Examining the effect of a mobile-assisted self-regulation scheme on primary students’ self-regulated vocabulary learning via latent growth modelling. Educational Technology & Society, 27(3), 283-302.

Keywords

  • Self-regulated learning (SRL)
  • Mobile-assisted self-regulation scheme
  • Self-regulated vocabulary learning (SRVL)
  • Latent growth modelling

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