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ERIC Number: ED369764
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Pages: 11
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A Comparison of the Academic Behaviors of Elementary and Secondary Education Students.
Jones, Craig H.; And Others
This study analyzed differences between the study skills of 146 college seniors majoring in elementary education and 115 college seniors majoring in secondary education at a university in mid-South United States. Both samples of students appropriately engaged in less than 60 percent of the study skills measured. Though the overall level of study skills did not differ between the two populations, a discriminant analysis revealed a different approach to studying that differentiated elementary from secondary education majors. Elementary education majors reported general lifestyles that were more conducive to academic achievement (e.g., obtained more adequate sleep) than were the lifestyles of secondary education majors. Secondary education majors, however, were less likely to waste actual study time by doodling or daydreaming and had better note-taking skills than did elementary education majors. Elementary education majors could ascertain important facts easier than secondary education majors, but secondary education majors were better able to apply facts from school to understand events outside of school. (Author/JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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