ERIC Number: ED390309
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
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Multiple Role Conflict and Graduate Students' Academic Performance.
Feldmann, Shirley; Martinez-Pons, Manuel
This study examined the effect of multiple social roles on the psychological functioning of 60 adult students (age 25 to 51 years) in an introductory graduate course in educational research. Using multiple role conflict (MRC), perceived ability to cope (PAC), subject anxiety (SA), academic self-efficacy (SE), self-regulation (SR), and course performance (CP) tests administered over the course of the semester, it found significant correlations among these variables. The study discovered that SR exerted a positive effect on CP, and that SE exerted a positive effect on SR. MRC proved to exert a significant negative effect on SE. These findings point to important issues regarding cognitive and behavioral consequences of multiple social role conflict among adult students. (Contains 11 references.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Self Regulation
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the New England Psychological Association (Wenham, MA, 1995).