Undergraduate students’ learning approaches & learning to program

Authors: Coles, M. and Phalp, K.

Conference: PPIG 2019 - 30th Annual Workshop

Dates: 28-30 August 2019

Journal: https://www.ppig.org/papers/


This study uses the Revised Two Factor Study Process Questionnaire (R-SPQ-2F) to explore undergraduate students’ approaches learning to program. The expectation being that students using deep learning approaches will gain higher programming grades than students who use surface approaches. There is strong evidence to support the hypothesis that deep approaches are related to higher grade outcomes, and surface approaches to lower. There is also strong evidence to support the hypothesis that students who ‘hate’ programming do less well than those that do not. There is however, no evidence that previous programming experience has an impact upon the student programming grade.

Source: Manual

Undergraduate students’ learning approaches and learning to program.

Authors: Coles, M. and Phalp, K.

Editors: Marasoiu, M., Church, L. and Marshall, L.

Journal: PPIG

Publisher: Psychology of Programming Interest Group


Source: DBLP