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ERIC Number: EJ794299
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 51
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0744-8481
Time Diary and Questionnaire Assessment of Factors Associated with Academic and Personal Success among University Undergraduates
George, Darren; Dixon, Sinikka; Stansal, Emory; Gelb, Shannon Lund; Pheri, Tabitha
Journal of American College Health, v56 n6 p706-715 May-Jun 2008
Objective and Participants: A sample of 231 students attending a private liberal arts university in central Alberta, Canada, completed a 5-day time diary and a 71-item questionnaire assessing the influence of personal, cognitive, and attitudinal factors on success. Methods: The authors used 3 success measures: cumulative grade point average (GPA), Personal Success (each participant's rating of congruence between stated goals and progress toward those goals) and Total Success (a measure that weighted GPA and Personal Success equally.) Results: The greatest predictors of GPA were time-management skills, intelligence, time spent studying, computer ownership, less time spent in passive leisure, and a healthy diet. Predictors of Personal Success scores were clearly defined goals, overall health, personal spirituality, and time-management skills. Predictors of Total Success scores were clearly defined goals, time-management skills, less time spent in passive leisure, healthy diet, waking up early, computer ownership, and less time spent sleeping. Conclusions: Results suggest alternatives to traditional predictors of academic success. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada