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ERIC Number: ED561717
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 88
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3034-2787-9
The Mediational Effect of Academic Self-Discipline (ASD) between Academic Self-Efficacy (ASE) and College GPA
Jung, Kyoung Rae
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Minnesota
Drawing upon self-efficacy theory (Bandura, 1997), the purpose of this study was to examine academic self-discipline (ASD) as a mediator of the relationship between academic self-efficacy (ASE) and college GPA, as well as the feedback effect of previous academic performance on subsequent ASE and ASD. To test this research question, I used cross-sectional and longitudinal data with three time points from 560 first-year and second-year college students. The cross-sectional analysis confirmed ASD was a mediator of the ASE-GPA link. By contrast, the longitudinal analysis did not support the ASE ? ASD ? GPA associations, although a GPA feedback effect on ASE and ASD was found at time 2. The study findings suggest ASD may be a more practical and functional predictor than ASE of academic performance. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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