Skip to Content
Version 1.2 – Updated June 2023

Self-regulation strategies


  • Influence: Self-regulation strategies
  • Domain: Student Learning Strategies
  • Sub-Domain: Meta-cognitive/self-regulated learning
  • Potential to Accelerate Student Achievement: Potential to accelerate
  • Influence Definition: Self-regulated learner requires motivation (for instance, to attempt to solve a math problem), cognition (to think through the problem), and metacognition (to review whether they are performing the task correctly).


  • Number of meta-analyses: 20
  • Number of studies: 1,621
  • Number of students: 377,677
  • Number of effects: 3,401
  • Weighted mean effect size: 0.51
  • Robustness index: 5


Journal Title Author First Author's Country Article Name Year Published Variable Number of Studies Number of Students Number of Effects Effect Size
Dissertation Ragosta USA The effectiveness of intervention programs to help college students acquire self-regulated learning strategies: A meta-analysis 2010 Self regulation with college students 55 6,669 93 0.34
Dissertation Benz Germany Improving the Quality of E-Learning by Enhancing Self-Regulated Learning: A Synthesis of Research on Self-Regulated Learning and an Implementation of a Scaffolding Concept 2010 Self regulated interventions 44 4,047 44 0.45
Asia Pacific Education Review Zheng Korea The effectiveness of self-regulated learning scaffolds on academic performance in computer-based learning environments: A meta-analysis. 2016 Self-regulated learning strategies 29 2,648 29 0.44
JAMA pediatrics Pandey, Hale, Das, Goddings, Blakemore, & Viner UK Effectiveness of universal self-regulation–based interventions in children and adolescents: A systematic review and meta-analysis. 2018 Self-regulation interventions 39 23,098 39 0.42
Educational Research Review Jansen, van Leeuwen, Jannsen, Jak, & Kester Netherlands Self-regulated learning partially mediates the effect of self-regulated learning interventions on achievement in higher education: A meta-analysis 2019 Self-regulated interventions and correlates 126 0 284 0.36
Book Danisman Turkey The Effect of Self-regulation on Student Achievement 2017 Self-regulation 346 215,452 346 0.54
Internet and Higher Education Broadbent & Poon Canada Self-regulated learning strategies & academic achievement in online higher education learning environments: A systematic review 2015 Self-regulated learning strategies 12 0 12 0.26
Egitim Arastirmalari - Eurasian Journal of Educational Research Ergen & Kanadli Turkey The Effect of Self-Regulated Learning Strategies on Academic Achievement: A Meta-Analysis Study 2017 Self-regulation strategies 21 0 21 0.86
Dissertation Dent USA The Relation Between Self-Regulation and Academic Achievement: A Meta-Analysis Exploring Variation in the Way Constructs are Labeled, Defined, and Measured 2013 Self-regulated learning 145 0 173 0.56
Dissertation Lavery New Zealand Self-regulated learning for academic success: An evaluation of instructional techniques. 2008 Self-regulated learning 30 1,937 223 0.46
The Korean Society of Educational Psychology Kim & Seo Korea The effect of self-regulated learning program: A meta-analysis. 2014 Self-regulated learning 82 0 289 0.91
Frontiers of Psychology Li, Ye, Tang, Zhou, & Hu China What are the effects of self-regulation phases and strategies for Chinese students? A meta-analysis of two decades research of the association between self-regulation and academic performance. 2018 Self-regulated learning 59 23,497 264 0.47
Contemporary Educational Psychology Theobald Germany Self-regulated learning training programs enhance university students' academic performance, self-regulated learning strategies, and motivation: A meta-analysis. 2021 Self-regulated learning 49 5,786 251 0.38
International Online Journal of Educational Sciences Oz Turkey The effect self-regulated learning on students' academic achievement: a metaanalysis. 2021 Self-regulated learning 26 1,799 26 0.73
Psychological Bulletin Robson, Allen, & Howard Australia Self-regulation in childhood as a predictor of future outcomes: A meta-analytic review. 2020 Self-regulated learning 32 0 32 0.80
Review of Educational Research Ardasheva, Wang, Adesope, & Valentine USA Exploring effectiveness and moderators of language learning strategy instruction on second language and self-regulated learning outcomes 2017 Self-regulation strategies on achievement 53 0 43 0.78
Medical education Brydges, Manzone, Shanks, Hatal, Hamstra, Zendejas, & Cook Canada Self-regulated learning in simulation-based training: a systematic review and meta-analysis 2015 Supervised vs non-supervised SRL interventions 19 0 19 0.34
Book de Boer, Donker-Bergstra, Kostons, Korpershoek, & van der Werf Netherlands Effective strategies for self-regulated learning: A meta-analysis. 2013 Self-regulated learning 55 0 95 0.66
Educational Research Review Dignath, Buettner, & Langfeldt Netherlands How can primary school students learn self-regulated learning strategies most effectively?: A meta-analysis on self-regulation training programmes 2008 Self-regulation strategies 30 2,364 263 0.69
Psychological Bulletin Sitzmann & Ely USA A Meta-Analysis of Self-Regulated Learning in Work-Related Training and Educational Attainment: What We Know and Where We Need o Go 2011 Self-regulation strategies 369 90,380 855 0.37
TOTAL/AVERAGE 1,621 377,677 3,401 0.54
Back to top