ERIC Number: ED360581
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr-29
Study Behaviors of Undergraduate and Graduate Students.
Howard, Jana R.
This study was conducted to investigate study behaviors of undergraduate and graduate college students at Fort Hays State University, Kansas, Undergraduate (N=93) and graduate (N=46) students completed the Study Behavior Inventory, Form D (SBI-D) and a demographic questionnaire that examined age, gender, academic major, college classification, cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA), average hours studied per week, average hours worked per week, if the subject had ever been on academic probation, if the subject was a community college transfer student, if the subject was involved in organized college athletics, and the subject's greatest difficulties in studying. The findings revealed that 12 of 16 main effects comparisons were statistically significant. The results for statistically significant main effects revealed that students with cumulative GPAs of 3.01-4.00 had a higher mean score for the SBI-D factors of Feelings of Lack of Competence, Low Security, Poor Self-Esteem, and Long Range Academic Tasks, and a higher mean Total Score than did students with lower GPAs. Sophomores and graduate students had a higher mean score for Preparing for Day-to-day, Routine Academic Activities than did seniors. Females had a higher mean score for Carrying Out Specific Long Range Academic Tasks and a higher mean Total Score than did males. Graduate students had a higher mean score for Feelings of Lack of Competence, Low Security, Poor Self-Esteem, and a high mean Total Score on the SBI-D than did seniors. (The instrument is appended; document contains 15 references.) (NB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master's Thesis, Fort Hays State University.