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|Title:||The mediating effects of approaches to learning on the academic performance of first-year college students|
|Authors:||Valadas, Sandra T.|
Almeida, Leandro S.
Araújo, Alexandra M.
|Keywords:||Approaches to studying|
First-year higher education students
|Citation:||Valadas, S. T., Almeida, L. S., & Araújo, A. M. (2016). The mediating effects of approaches to learning on the academic performance of first-year college students. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research. doi: 10.1080/00313831.2016.1188146. Disponível no Repositório UPT, http://hdl.handle.net/11328/1793|
|Abstract:||Students’ personal predictors of academic success are particularly relevant for first-year college students, given the specific challenges that these students face when entering higher education (HE). Academic success in HE has been related to multiple factors, including the students’ approaches to learning (SAL), satisfaction (linked to commitment and persistence), study time (effort), and prior academic achievement. This study analyzes the combined effect of these predictors on perceived academic success. Data from 247 students was collected using the Approaches and Study Skills Inventory for Students and other specific measures to assess presage and process variables of academic success. Although academic success is multidimensional and difficult to explain, factors such as prior academic achievement, satisfaction with the course, SAL, and study time contribute to explain perceived academic success in first-year college students.|
|Appears in Collections:||INPP - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais / Papers in International Journals|
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