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ERIC Number: EJ865130
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1380-3611
Factors Influencing Academic Success and Retention following a 1st-Year Post-Secondary Success Course
Kennett, Deborah J.; Reed, Maureen J.
Educational Research and Evaluation, v15 n2 p153-166 Apr 2009
We examined the psycho-social factors predicting performance and retention following a post-secondary success course that was developed after Rosenbaum's (1990, 2000) model of self-control and the academic success literature. Before and after the course, students completed measures assessing general and academic resourcefulness, academic self-efficacy, explanatory style for failure, anxiety, impulsivity, inattentiveness, and hyperactivity. Students who were most disadvantaged at the onset of the course were more likely to show the most gains in many of these measures. Students showing the greatest improvements in academic self-control and the greatest declines in hyperactivity-impulsivity following the course were more likely to attain the highest 2nd-term grades. Students deciding not to return to university for their 2nd year had impoverished general or academic resourcefulness skills or both. Suggestions are provided to help educators reach these students. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada