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ERIC Number: EJ1029144
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0144-3410
Quest for the Best Non-Cognitive Predictor of Academic Achievement
Stankov, Lazar; Lee, Jihyun
Educational Psychology, v34 n1 p1-8 2014
This is a review of five studies that reported new empirical data relevant for the predictability gradient hypothesis. This hypothesis is focused on within-person psychological variables typically collected in background questionnaires that examine the role of non-cognitive influences on students' academic achievement. Broad measures of maladjustment and motivation/goal orientation have the lowest correlations with achievement. Measures of confidence, on the other hand, have the highest predictive validity. The other self-beliefs measures are in the middle, although they can also be ordered from lower (self-concept) through medium (academic anxiety) to high (self-efficacy) levels of predictability.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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