ERIC Number: ED518489
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May-3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
Do Self-Regulated Processes such as Study Strategies and Satisfaction Predict Grade Point Averages for First and Second Generation College Students?
DiBenedetto, Maria K.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Denver, CO, Apr 30-May 4, 2010)
The current investigation sought to determine whether self-regulatory variables: "study strategies" and "self-satisfaction" correlate with first and second generation college students' grade point averages, and to determine if these two variables would improve the prediction of their averages if used along with high school grades and SAT scores. Fifty-nine first and 189 second generation college students completed a survey assessing self-satisfaction and study strategies. High school grades, SAT scores, and grade point averages were also obtained. Study strategies correlated with grade point averages for first generation students as compared to second generation. Regression showed self-regulatory processes increased prediction of college averages as compared to a regression model using only high school grades and SAT scores; particularly for first generation students. (Contains 1 table.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A