Academic Performance and Discipline of College Students
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BEGUIRISTAIN, A. J. (2001). Academic Performance and Discipline of College Students. National Undergraduate Research Clearinghouse, 4. Available online at http://www.webclearinghouse.net/volume/. Retrieved December 11, 2017 .

Academic Performance and Discipline of College Students
ALEXANDER J. BEGUIRISTAIN
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF

Sponsored by: MUKUL BHALLA (bhalla@loyno.edu)
ABSTRACT
The present study was conducted to determine if there was a relationship between college academic success and what type of high school (either public or non-public) an individual has attended. Forty-seven participants (36 women and 11 men) from introductory psychology and sociology classes were surveyed. The independent variable was the type of high school with two levels: public and non-public. The dependent variable was college academic success. Results supported the research hypothesis that there were no differences in college academic success between public and non-public high school graduates. The participantsí ratings about their study skills, approximate number of study hours spent per week on college study and desired high level degree were strong predictors of college academic success

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Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion

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Please take no more than 15 minutes to provide us with following information about yourself:

1.Age______years

2.Sex (circle one) M F

3.Year (circle one) FR SO JR SR

4.In what state did you attend high school?___ 5.Approximately how many A`s did you earn last semester?___ 6.What was your approximate G.P.A. last semester? ___ 7.Approximately how many hours on average do you spend studying outside of class every week? _____ 8. Based on my experience,I feel that my high school`s academic standards were: ______ 1) much too high ______ 2) somewhat high ______ 3) slightly too high ______ 4) average ______ 5) slightly too low ______ 6) somewhat low ______ 7) much too low

9.What type of high school did you attend?

1) public 2) non-public

If you choose the non-public school option, then specify what religious or secular type of high school you attended.

_______________________________________

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10.Based on my experience, I feel that Loyola`s standards are: ______ 1) much too high ______ 2) somewhat high ______ 3) slightly too high ______ 4) average ______ 5) slightly too high ______ 6) somewhat low ______ 7) much too low

11.On the following scale, please rate from 0 to 6 the level of satisfaction your non-accademic life at Loyola. Very Somewhat Very Unsatisfied Satisfied Satisfied 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Please explain your rating in 10 words or less _______________________________________________ Please answer the following question if you have taken the SAT. Otherwise skip it. 12.What was your total score on the SAT? ___ Please answer the following question if you have taken the ACT. Otherwise skip it.

13.What was your total score on the ACT? ___

14.On the following scale,please rate from 0 to 6 how confident you are with your study skills. Very Somewhat Very Unconfident Confident Confident 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 15.The highest degree I`m striving for is: ______1)1 year certificate ______2)2 year college degree (associate) ______3)4 year college degree (bachelor`s) ______4)master degree ______5)doctoral degree

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Mean and Standard Deviations for the participant`s ratings about their high school and college academic standards, college satisfaction, approximate number of study hours devoted to their college academic study, approximate SAT composite scores,ratings about their study skills and desired high level degree _____________________________________________________ Variable M SD N - -- - _____________________________________________________The participants`ratings about their 3.21 1.60 42high school academic standards(a) Participants` ratings about their 3.62 0.85 42college academic standards(a) Participants` college satisfaction(b). 4.45 1.50 42

Participants` approximate number of 9.40 7.43 42 study hours devoted to their college academic study SAT composite scores 128.90 167.90 42 Participants` ratings about their 3.73 1.52 42study skills(c) Participant`s desired high level 4.1 0.79 42college degree (d) _______________________________________________________ Note. ----(a)Academic standards refers to how well a particular high school or college provides their students with a wellrounded education.The participants` ratings about their both their high school and college standards wererated on a scale of one to seven,one being their lowest rating score while seven was the highest rating score.

(b)College satisfaction refers to how well the participants felt abot their non-academic life in college. The participants` ratings about their college satisfaction were rated on a scale of zero to six, zero being the lowestrating score while six was the highest rating score.

(c)Study skills refers to how confident the participants felt about their study habits in college. The participants`ratings abot their study skills were rated on a scale of zero to six, zero being the lowest rating score while six was the highest rating score.

(d)Desired high level degree refers to how many college degrees that a participant is striving to obtain.

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