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ERIC Number: EJ881224
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0304-3797
Exploring the Relationship between Time Management Skills and the Academic Achievement of African Engineering Students--A Case Study
Swart, Arthur James; Lombard, Kobus; de Jager, Henk
European Journal of Engineering Education, v35 n1 p79-89 Mar 2010
Poor academic success by African engineering students is currently experienced in many higher educational institutions, contributing to lower financial subsidies by local governments. One of the contributing factors to this low academic success may be the poor time management skills of these students. This article endeavours to explore this relationship by means of a theoretical literature review and an empirical study. Numerous studies have been conducted in this regard, but with mixed results. The case study of this article involves a design module termed Design Projects III, where the empirical study incorporated an "ex post facto" study involving a pre-experimental/exploratory design using descriptive statistics. The results of this study were applied to various tests, which indicated no statistically significant relationship between time management skills and the academic achievement of African engineering students. (Contains 3 tables and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: South Africa