Metacognitive Regulation and Attention to Body Signals Strategies to Prevent Academic Exhaustion

  • Camelia Nadia Bran Associate professor, PhD., “Aurel Vlaicu”
  • Editha Margareta Coşarbă Assistant professor, PhD. candidate, “Aurel Vlaicu”
Keywords: Metacognitive regulation, academic exhaustion, lifestyle, attention to bodysignals, burnout


In contemporary society, higher education students are confronted more and more with an avalanche of paradigms, models, theories, wider or narrower subject specializations, online learning, face-to-face activities, blended learning, knowledge assessment, competencies assessments, etc. A possible solution for preventing the negative effects of this academic burden is to develop students’ metacognitive competencies. We have developed a study on 133 participants, students in initial or continuous teacher training programs, whose aim was to the level of interrelations between academic exhaustion and the constant usage of regulation strategies and care for the body. A three-section questionnaire was applied using Google form. To test the hypothesis, we have conducted multiple comparisons between and within groups. The descriptive statistics show that the students enrolled in teacher training programs at „Aurel Vlaicu” the University of Arad declared themselves as constantly practicing reflection, planning, monitoring, and evaluation strategies when solving their academic tasks.


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How to Cite
Bran, C. N., & Coşarbă, E. M. (2022). Metacognitive Regulation and Attention to Body Signals Strategies to Prevent Academic Exhaustion. LUMEN Proceedings, 17, 70-78.