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ERIC Number: EJ835423
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1195-4353
Volitional Strategies and Social Anxiety among College Students
Shepherd, Robin-Marie
College Quarterly, v9 n4 Fall 2006
This study administered the Academic Volitional Strategy Inventory to investigate volitional strategies amongst socially anxious college students. Volitional strategies regulate motivation and emotion to aid in the achievement of academic tasks. It was important to examine this phenomenon based upon the premise that socially anxious students have difficulty achieving educational goals. Analysis revealed that socially anxious students are more likely to employ negative-based incentives rather than a combination of volitional strategies such as self-efficacy or stress-reducing actions. These findings have important implications for helping socially anxious students achieve their academic potential. Implications of these findings are discussed. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)