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COMMITMENT AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS

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Abstract:

The predictors of academic success usually include aptitude and previous achievement measures. The present study used a modified version of Rusbult and Farrell's (1983) commitment questionnaire to predict final grades in a university setting. As part of a larger study on the relationship between attitudes and study behaviors, 39 students completed the five parts of the Rusbult and Farrell questionnaire. Responses were then correlated with three dependent measures: a final course grade in calculus, grade point average (GPA), and the grade in a humanities course. Results showed that adjusted R2 of .38 and .40 were obtained with the first two criteria. The implications of using affective variables for predicting academic achievement are discussed.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2224/sbp.1988.16.2.121

Publication date: January 1, 1988

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