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A meta-analysis investigating the association between metacognition and math performance in adolescence

A meta-analysis investigating the association between metacognition and math performance in adolescence
A meta-analysis investigating the association between metacognition and math performance in adolescence
Poor math and numeracy skills are associated with a range of adverse outcomes, including reduced employability and poorer physical and mental health. Research has increasingly focused on understanding factors associated with the improvement of math skills in school. This systematic literature review and meta-analysis investigated the association between metacognition and math performance in adolescence (11-16-year-olds). A systematic search of electronic databases and grey literature (to 04.01.2020) highlighted 31 studies. The quantitative synthesis of 74 effect sizes from 29 of these studies (30 independent populations) indicated a significantly positive correlation between metacognition and math performance in adolescence (r = .37, 95% CI = [.29, .44], p < .001). There was significant heterogeneity between studies. Consideration of online (versus offline) measures of metacognition and more complex (versus simple) measures of math performance, and their combination, were associated with larger effect sizes; however heterogeneity remained high for all analyses.
adolescence, metacognition, math
Muncer, Gemma
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Muncer, Gemma, Higham, Philip, Gosling, Corentin, Cortese, Samuele, Wood-Downie, Henry and Hadwin, Julie A. (2021) A meta-analysis investigating the association between metacognition and math performance in adolescence. Educational Psychology Review. (In Press)

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Poor math and numeracy skills are associated with a range of adverse outcomes, including reduced employability and poorer physical and mental health. Research has increasingly focused on understanding factors associated with the improvement of math skills in school. This systematic literature review and meta-analysis investigated the association between metacognition and math performance in adolescence (11-16-year-olds). A systematic search of electronic databases and grey literature (to 04.01.2020) highlighted 31 studies. The quantitative synthesis of 74 effect sizes from 29 of these studies (30 independent populations) indicated a significantly positive correlation between metacognition and math performance in adolescence (r = .37, 95% CI = [.29, .44], p < .001). There was significant heterogeneity between studies. Consideration of online (versus offline) measures of metacognition and more complex (versus simple) measures of math performance, and their combination, were associated with larger effect sizes; however heterogeneity remained high for all analyses.

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Accepted/In Press date: 19 May 2021
Keywords: adolescence, metacognition, math

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Local EPrints ID: 449631
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/449631
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Date deposited: 09 Jun 2021 16:31
Last modified: 09 Jun 2021 16:31

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Author: Gemma Muncer
Author: Philip Higham
Author: Corentin Gosling
Author: Samuele Cortese
Author: Henry Wood-Downie
Author: Julie A. Hadwin

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