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ERIC Number: EJ816850
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
E Is for Effort: Correlates of College Students' Differential Effort Expenditure across Academic Contexts
Strage, Amy
College Student Journal, v41 n4 p1225-1230 Dec 2007
This paper offers findings intended to shed light on the determinants and consequences of college students' willingness to work hard. Self-report survey data from a sample of 1296 undergraduates revealed that (1) students expended significantly different amounts of effort across four pairs of study contexts (e.g., courses where they connected with the instructor vs. courses where they did not), (2) the more they worked in each of these contexts, the more they were succeeding, as indexed by GPA, adjustment to college, and degree of Mastery Orientation; and (3) the greater the difference in how much they were willing to work in these pairs of contexts, the less well they were succeeding. Results are interpreted as they speak to the growing need to assist an increasingly under-prepared population of students make their way to and through college. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A