Self-regulatory processes can only work if the students have the ability to organize themselves and stick to it with great determination and will power.
The problem statement pertains to the high school, grades 9 and 10. Their students were totally unorganized. They were living aimless life. Their plans about their studies were nebulous. Everyday they came to school and went back to their home. Bur there were no targets defined. The problems which was identified there were as follows.
The major problem that students encountered was that they did not set their goals correctly. They didn't weight the time factor in enough. Procrastination was a huge issue. They seemed to think they had all the time in the world and kept putting what they had to do off until the last minute. This might also be due to distractions such as the television or friends. No matter what the reason their goals remained unachieved. Sometimes students did weight the time factor in and when they realized that their goals might take a very long time to achieve, they refused to set such goals.
Another problem faced while setting goal was that sometimes students did not conceptualize their goal completely. ...
It has been proven that students that have clear, specific goals develop higher self-efficacy and perform better than children with more general goals, such as "work harder this year"
Lack of Proximity
Projection period of goals is very important. It was observed that students were involved in setting long-term goals rather than short-term goals. As a result they skipped their present requirements and did not bother about there present. They were incapable in prioritize their tasks.
In the hope of better future they were spoiling their present because future is always based on present.
The Proposed Solution
Settlement and assessment of Goals
For those students who have a do not have the confidence it takes to have faith in their own abilities, setting goals can lead to positive outcomes as the achievement of these goals influence students' task persistence and problem-solving efforts. Research has proved that for self-regulation to be truly effective students need to have goals and keep assessing their goals and how close they are to achieve their goals. In order to solve above problem, Students were encouraged and helped to set their goals correctly. This activity motivated them to exert efforts, which were required to accomplish their tasks. Defining goals made a remarkable change in the students. They were dedicatedly involved in their tasks. They were more concerned to the results and adopted qualitative and quantitative methods to complete the activities. As students worked on a task they compared their current performance with the goal. Self-evaluations of progress strengthen self-efficacy and sustain motivation. There