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ERIC Number: EJ852890
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
The Interrelationship of Self-Determination, Mental Illness, and Grades among University Students
Brockelman, Karin F.
Journal of College Student Development, v50 n3 p271-286 May-Jun 2009
The goal of this study was to examine the relationships among self-determination, mental illness, and GPAs of university students. Participants were 375 undergraduate students at a large state university. Two instruments based on Self-determination theory were used in this study: the Basic Needs Scale (see Baard, Deci, & Ryan, 2004) and the Learning Self-Regulation Questionnaire (Black & Deci, 2000). Data were collected via a web-based survey. Several of the self-determination indicators were significant predictors of GPA at [alpha] = 0.01. The GPAs of students who reported having a mental illness did not differ from their peers without mental illness. For students with similar levels of self-determination, having a mental illness was not predictive of GPA. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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