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ERIC Number: EJ1088065
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0883-2323
Offsetting Behavior and Adaptation: How Students Respond to Hard Professors
Stanley, Laura E.; Delmontagne, Emma M.; Wood, William C.
Journal of Education for Business, v91 n2 p90-94 2016
Do students engage in offsetting behavior, adapting their study effort to the difficulty of learning? The authors present the results of survey research intended to test for the presence of offsetting behavior at a regional university. Instead of trying to determine whether students study less when learning is easier, we check to see whether students study more when learning is harder. Our results strongly indicate the presence of offsetting behavior, though the incidence of the effect varies systematically by gender, year in school, and major. The authors conclude with a discussion of implications for business educators.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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