ERIC Number: EJ976165
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
"I 'Deserve' Success": Academic Entitlement Attitudes and Their Relationships with Course Self-Efficacy, Social Networking, and Demographic Variables
Boswell, Stefanie S.
Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, v15 n3 p353-365 Sep 2012
This study investigated differences in university students' academic entitlement (AE) by demographic group (sex, college class, college generational status) as well as AE's relationship with self-efficacy for college coursework and social networking. It also investigated predictors of AE in first-generation (FG) students and continuing-generation (CG) students. Participants were 313 undergraduates at a south-central U.S. university. Males reported significantly greater AE than females. No differences in AE were found by college class or generational status. AE was significantly correlated with college course self-efficacy and social network use. College course self-efficacy, sex, and social network use predicted AE in CG students; however, in FG students, AE was predicted by college course self-efficacy alone. Implications for future research are presented.
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Social Networks, College Students, Undergraduate Students, Sex, Gender Differences, Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: United States