ERIC Number: ED501273
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
The Role of Nonacademic Factors in College Readiness and Success. Issues in College Success
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.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Academic Achievement, Career Planning, Interests, Individual Development, Student Motivation, Academic Persistence, Self Control, Self Esteem, Parent Student Relationship
ACT, Inc. 500 ACT Drive, P.O. Box 168, Iowa City, IA 52243-0168. Tel: 319-337-1270; Web site: http://www.act.org
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Community; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: ACT, Inc.