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ERIC Number: EJ1018077
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
First-Year Students' Psychological Well-Being and Need for Cognition: Are They Important Predictors of Academic Engagement?
Cole, James S.; Korkmaz, Ali
Journal of College Student Development, v54 n6 p557-569 Nov-Dec 2013
This study focused on the dispositions of entering first-year students, their perceptions of classroom and institutional environments, and their subsequent academic engagement. Total variance explained by variables included in the path model for academic engagement was 30%. The results of this study found evidence to support the theoretical model that environment does mediate the relationship between two personality constructs (Need for Cognition and Psychological Well- Being) and academic engagement. Results of this study provide additional evidence that the environment matters and that institutions should continue to focus on creating supportive, positive environments that foster engagement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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