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ERIC Number: EJ1258966
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020-Aug
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0741-7136
Assessing the Relationship between Nontraditional Factors and Academic Entitlement
Crone, Travis S.; Babb, Stephanie; Torres, Francisca
Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, v70 n3 p277-294 Aug 2020
The current study explores the intersection of two trends of interest in higher education: reported increases in academic entitlement (AE) and increases in the proportion of students considered nontraditional. AE has shown to have negative effects in the classroom and for students. Based on reports from educators, levels of AE may be lower for nontraditional students. The current study sought to understand the level of AE in nontraditional students, compare AE levels with traditional students, and investigate if specific nontraditional factors have larger impacts on AE. Four hundred and twenty-nine participants were assessed for nontraditional factors and their current level of AE. Nontraditional students were found to have lower levels of AE than traditional students, having more nontraditional factors predicted lower AE, and AE was found to vary within nontraditional grouping levels. Additionally, age and hours worked were found to be individual factors that best predicted AE levels.
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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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