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ERIC Number: EJ821856
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1041-6080
High-School Students' Need for Cognition, Self-Control Capacity, and School Achievement: Testing a Mediation Hypothesis
Bertrams, Alex; Dickhauser, Oliver
Learning and Individual Differences, v19 n1 p135-138 2009
In the present article, we examine the hypothesis that high-school students' motivation to engage in cognitive endeavors (i.e., their need for cognition; NFC) is positively related to their dispositional self-control capacity. Furthermore, we test the prediction that the relation between NFC and school achievement is mediated by self-control capacity. A questionnaire study with grade ten high-school students (N = 604) revealed the expected relations between NFC, self-control capacity, and school achievement. Sobel tests showed that self-control capacity mediated the relation between NFC and school grades as well as grade retention. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10
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Language: English
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