Students’ Perceptions about their Self-Study Experience

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Wannapa Jenwitthayayot
Saowaluck Tepsuriwong


There are various ways to promote autonomous learning. Self-study can be a good means of improving students’ sense of autonomy in English language learning. This study, therefore, was conducted in order to investigate students’ perceptions towards their self-study experiences in a self-study module. The subjects were eight first-year undergraduate King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) students. The instrument used for data collection was the structured interview. The data obtained from the instrument were analyzed to find out the students’ attitudes towards the self-study module, their self-efficacy on their learning, their opinions about the benefits of the self-study module, and their problems encountered while learning. The results revealed that most students were satisfied with their performances. It also seemed that students’ attitudes, together with their self-efficacy and their opinions about benefits, influenced their self-study learning. Of concern should be problems experienced while learning.


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Jenwitthayayot, W., & Tepsuriwong, S. (2016). Students’ Perceptions about their Self-Study Experience. REFLections, 21, 55–75. Retrieved from
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