Investigating the interface between self-regulation and involvement processes

JoyLynn H. Reed, Diane L. Schallert, Leta F. Deithloff

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This article considers how the processes that lead to involvement, defined as psychological engrossment, could be construed, as mutually exclusive of what is meant by self-regulation, a metacognitive process that requires strategic and motivational control. However, this article proposes that much can be learned by attempting to capture the phase change in a task when self-regulatory processes disappear and a new, nonself-focused state takes over. The contribution to the self-regulation literature arises from an open-ended qualitative approach focused on the distinct phases of a task to reveal the role self-regulation can play in concert with other processes. This article elaborates on the ways self-regulation is connected to the nonregulative process of involvement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-57
Number of pages5
JournalEducational Psychologist
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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