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ERIC Number: EJ1115122
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1949-6591
Commitment and Consistency Can Promote Student Course Scheduling Effectiveness
Benfield, Jacob A.; Bernstein, Michael J.; Shultz, Norah
Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, v53 n4 p391-402 2016
Using social psychological theory, the authors demonstrate in two studies, one cross sectional and one experimental, commitment interventions for timely course scheduling can significantly hasten course-scheduling behavior. Using a simple intervention, the authors were able to alter a regularly occurring student behavior tied to both retention and timely degree completion. Additional uses for this type of intervention, or other social psychological phenomenon, in student environments are discussed.
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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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