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ERIC Number: EJ858509
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
Student Development, Student Learning: Examining the Relation between Epistemologic Development and Learning
Pizzolato, Jane Elizabeth; Hicklen, Sherrell T.; Brown, Elizabeth Levine; Chaudhari, Prema
Journal of College Student Development, v50 n5 p475-490 Sep-Oct 2009
Within the college student development literature, epistemologic development has been studied in the context of academic learning and outside of this context. However, investigation into if and how epistemologic development relates to academic behaviors and outcomes rarely has been studied. This study uses quantitative measures to explore the relationship between epistemologic development and academic performance as well as epistemologic development and academic behaviors and beliefs of high-risk students. Results indicated that a positive correlation existed between epistemologic development and academic achievement (grade point average [GPA]), but that the more explanatory relationship was in the relation between epistemologic development and achievement behaviors. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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