Self-Regulation means regulating one’s behaviour without intervention of external forces or self-control by the individual. Self-Regulated Learning is a powerful instrument that makes learner more independent in learning and promote his ability to implement the knowledge and skills in real life situations. Self-Regulated Learning helps the student in evaluating the tasks, strategies available for fulfilling the task, applying the strategies, evaluation of effectiveness of strategies and their outcomes. It is the proficiency of the learner to learn autonomously without the help of teachers or parents.

The learner learns independently, plans actively, regulates and evaluates his or her learning activities and its outcomes as per his needs and desires. The study rests on the theoretical perspective of Albert Bandura’s Social Cognitive theory that describes the significance of surroundings in self-regulatory improvement of a child. The Social Cognitive Theory consists of four processes of goal realization: self-observation, self-evaluation, self-reaction and self-efficacy. These components are interrelated, each having an effect on motivation and goal attainment. The focus of this study is to find out the difference in Self-Regulated Learning among rural and urban Secondary School Students of standard nine of Mangalore Taluk. The findings revealed that Self-Regulated Learning among Rural and Urban Secondary School Students of Mangaluru Taluk differ significantly. The Self- Regulated Learning of Urban Secondary School Students of standard Nine is significantly greater than the Rural Secondary School Students of standard Nine of Mangaluru Taluk.

Results of this study will help the teachers to know the students learning style and modify the learning strategies. It will help to find out and set goals for students how the Self-Regulated Learning can help in their studies. The results of the study will be a great help for teachers to motivate the students to regulate their studies. Teachers can enhance students’ interest not only in studies but also in various areas.

Keywords: Self-regulated Learning, self-observation, self-evaluation, self-reaction, self-efficacy, motivation and goal attainment

[1] Assistant Professor, St Ann’s College of Education (Autonomous), Mangaluru

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