Asian Students’ Perceptions of Their Own Study Habits

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Pak Lee


This research examines the study habits of Asian students studying in a small private Asian university environment. The study attempts to investigate the perceptions of students about their own study habits in eight different areas, which include time management, concentration and memory, note taking, test strategies and test anxiety, organizing and processing information, motivation and attitude, reading and writing. The results suggest that students with higher academic performance are more motivated to learn and are more positive about their own study habits. Higher achievers tend to give themselves higher self-evaluation scores in all the above mentioned areas. There are no significant differences in the perceptions of study habits between higher and lower achievers, except in the area of organizing and information processing.


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