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ERIC Number: EJ1149735
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0965-948X
Predictors of Psychology Undergraduate Success
Catling, Jonathan; Mason, Victoria; Jones, Tim
Psychology Teaching Review, v19 n2 p31-37 Aut 2013
Undergraduate students may succeed or fail within their studies for a myriad of different reasons. Within this exploratory study we assess some of the academic, psychosocial and demographic predictors of student attainment. Using a questionnaire, first-year psychology undergraduates were assessed for a number of demographic, socioeconomic, academic, financial, and resilience factors and their general "well-being" through the WHOQOL-BREF (UK Version; The WHOQOL Group). Using multiple regression analysis it was demonstrated that peer support and financial situation were significant predictors of failure rate, whilst peer support was shown to be the only significant predictor of average grade. These findings are discussed in relation to the implications for student retention.
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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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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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