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ERIC Number: EJ1095550
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
What Impacts Success in College? Findings from the Perceptions of Korean Students
Kim, Dong-il; Ra, Young-An
College Student Journal, v49 n1 p161-168 Spr 2015
The purpose of this study is to identify the factors influencing Korean college students' academic success. To address this aim, 46 Korean students, all juniors in their Bachelors of Arts, who earned a GPA of above 4.0/4.3 were interviewed. The interview questions included: "What factors relate to your academic success?" and "What is the most important factor that contributes to successful academic performance?" Student responses were analyzed by the program Krkwic (Korean Key Words In Context). The Krkwic program analyzes the narrative data and calculates word frequency to find major themes in the interviews. As a result, the top three concepts that most frequently appeared in the interviews were 1) self-regulation and time management, 2) note taking, and 3) goal orientations. Identifying these factors can be useful for college students, faculties, and higher education administrators in providing a helpful guide that will maximize the chances that college students will be successful.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea
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