ERIC Number: EJ829007
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
Academic Achievement and Adolescents' Daily Time Use in the Social and Academic Domains
Witkow, Melissa R.
Journal of Research on Adolescence, v19 n1 p151-172 Mar 2009
The present study used the daily diary method to investigate the role of achievement in adolescents' patterns of time use in the academic and social domains. A diverse sample of over 700 ninth grade students completed three-page checklists every night for 14 consecutive nights, providing information on their time use for the day. As hypothesized, averaged over the 14-day study period, high achieving adolescents spent more time studying without spending less time with their friends than lower achieving students. However, differences between high and low achieving students were not just in their average time use, but also varied on a daily basis. These daily differences helped explain how high achieving students were able to spend more time overall than lower achieving students across these two domains. The role of achievement in adolescents' time use patterns was similar for boys and girls and across ethnic groups.
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Grade 9, Time Management, Diaries, Role, Check Lists, Social Life, High Achievement, Low Achievement, Gender Differences
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 9
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