Emerging Trends of Self-regulated Learning: A Comprehensive Bibliometric Analysis

Xue Tao, Hafiz Hanif, Nader Ale Ebrahim


Barry J Zimmerman considered that self-regulated learning is an active learning process including strategy use, metacognition, and motivation. Self-regulation failure is the core problem of academic procrastination, which seriously threatens academic success. The present research aims to provide a complete outline of SRL and catch the trends and current hotspots. VOSviewer and Bibliometric software was used to analyze the data from the Web of Science core collection database. The results showed that there are a considerable number of publications of articles on self-regulated learning every year; the USA is the most influential country, and Maastricht University is the most productive institution; it is clear that most authors do not like to cooperate with others, which leads to major groups of writers like Azevedo Roger and Gasevic Dragan. The Frontiers in Psychology is an influential journal that received much more articles and citations. The main hotspots of self-regulated learning were: (a) self-regulated learning; (b) self-regulation; (c) metacognition; (d) motivation; (e) learning analytics. In a word, this study is useful for practitioners and scholars to comprehensively understand the trend of self-regulated learning research.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/wjel.v13n6p252

World Journal of English Language
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