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ERIC Number: ED501273
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
The Role of Nonacademic Factors in College Readiness and Success. Issues in College Success
ACT, Inc.
By definition, success in college means fulfilling academic requirements, but nonacademic factors also matter, since they can influence student performance and persistence in college. Nonacademic factors includes: (1) individual psychosocial factors, such as motivation (e.g., academic self-discipline, commitment to school) and self-regulation (e.g., emotional control, academic self-confidence); (2) family factors, such as attitude toward education, involvement in students' school activities, and geographic stability; and (3) career planning that identifies a good fit between students' interests and their postsecondary work. This "issues brief" describes how effective use of nonacademic student information can support student academic performance and achievement.
ACT, Inc. 500 ACT Drive, P.O. Box 168, Iowa City, IA 52243-0168. Tel: 319-337-1270; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Community; Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: ACT, Inc.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A