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ERIC Number: EJ785509
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6283
Students' Grades and Ratings of Perceived Effectiveness of Behaviors Influencing Academic Performance
Perlman, Baron; McCann, Lee I.; Prust, Adam
Teaching of Psychology, v34 n4 p236-240 Dec 2007
We studied undergraduate psychology students' grades and their ratings of the helpfulness of behaviors related to good academic performance. On average students desired an AB (3.5 on a 4-point scale) and would have been satisfied with a B; 31% of students expressed satisfaction with a BC or lower. Overall, students averaged a BC final grade, a B in nonintroductory courses. In every course but introductory psychology, students earned the grade they find satisfactory. Students rated only 7 of 59 behaviors as helping earn desired grades to a great extent; all involved basic studying. Moreover, they did not rate many potentially useful behaviors highly. (Contains 1 table and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A