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ERIC Number: EJ816870
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
Academic Orientation, Academic Achievement, and Noctcaelador: Does Interest in Night-Sky Watching Correlate with Students' Approach to the Academic Environment?
Kelly, William E.; Daughtry, Don
Education, v128 n2 p274-281 Dec 2007
This study explored the relationship between academic orientation, academic achievement, and interest in night-sky watching (noctcaelador). Participants included 117 students enrolled in undergraduate psychology classes who completed the Survey of Academic Orientations (SAO; Davidson, Beck, & Silver, 1999), Noctcaelador Inventory (NI; Kelly, 2004), and self-reported their overall college grade-point averages (GPA). Regression analyses indicated that together the six academic orientation factors and GPA accounted for 13% of the variance in NI scores. However, only the Reading for Pleasure and Mistrust of Instructors factors of the SAO had a direct significant relationship with NI scores. These results characterize students interested in watching the night-sky as being interested in reading from diverse sources and being more likely to think of instructors as unfair and unempathic regarding students' concerns. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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