Research Project Title

What Makes a Good Student?

Location

Northwestern College, Rowenhorst Student Center

Abstract

Abstract

Academic achievement in college students has been predicted in previous studies from the application of self-regulation study strategies, academic self-efficacy, study skills, need for achievement, and procrastination. As part of a larger study looking at the effect of a study skill intervention, 49 college aged students were assessed for the variables listed above. A statistically significant correlation was found between self-regulation and self-efficacy. Using a multiple regression, the variables together predicted students’ GPAs, however, it was only study skills that was a statistically significant predictor. In zero-order correlations, self-regulation and self-efficacy were significantly correlated. More research should be done to investigate the relation between these variables.

Keywords: academic achievement, study skills

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Apr 11th, 11:00 AM Apr 11th, 1:00 PM

What Makes a Good Student?

Northwestern College, Rowenhorst Student Center

Abstract

Academic achievement in college students has been predicted in previous studies from the application of self-regulation study strategies, academic self-efficacy, study skills, need for achievement, and procrastination. As part of a larger study looking at the effect of a study skill intervention, 49 college aged students were assessed for the variables listed above. A statistically significant correlation was found between self-regulation and self-efficacy. Using a multiple regression, the variables together predicted students’ GPAs, however, it was only study skills that was a statistically significant predictor. In zero-order correlations, self-regulation and self-efficacy were significantly correlated. More research should be done to investigate the relation between these variables.

Keywords: academic achievement, study skills

 

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