An Evaluation of the Studies on Self-Regulated Learning in Primary Education: A Bibliometric Mapping Analysis




Self-regulated-learning , Bibliometric mapping analysis, Primary school


This research emerged to get an overview of the choices made in the field of self-regulation in primary education. The purpose of this research is to examine the bibliometric properties of studies on self-regulated learning at primary school level and scanned in the Web of Sience database. In accordance with this purpose, by using key words of “self-regulation” or “self-regulated learning” and topics of “primary school” or “primary education”, 526 studies conducted between 1994-2020 have been reached. By selecting “education” or “psychology” categories, biblometric mapping analysis was performed with 392 studies suitable for the scope of the study. The bibliometric mapping analysis of the studies reached by using the Vosviewer software tool was performed, bibloyometric networks were created and presented visually. In the studies, the most used keywords, words in the abstracts, citation analysis and co-citation analysis were done. As a result, it has been revealed that the majority of the publication language of the studies within the scope of the study is English, studies have increased since 2007, the most used words in keywords are self-regulation, self-regulated learning and motivation, the most cited authors according to co-citation analysis are Zimmerman, Pintrich and Schunk, the most cited journals according to co-citation analysis are Journal of Educational Psychology, Journal of Educational Psychology, Child Development and Developmental Psychology, and the most cited countries according to citation analysis are United States, Germany and Netherlands. The results of the research provide general information about the self-regulation studies carried out at primary school level and it is thought that it will be useful for the researchers who will conduct research on this subject.


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Sökmen, Y., Taş, Y. ., & Sarikaya, İsmail . (2023). An Evaluation of the Studies on Self-Regulated Learning in Primary Education: A Bibliometric Mapping Analysis. Psycho-Educational Research Reviews, 12(1), 321–337.