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From Study Hall to Skipping Class: An Examination of the Relationship Between Situations and Academic Performance

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2017
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Psychologists have studied the relationship between personality and academic performance for over a century, and more recently the relationship between personality and situations, but no connection between academic performance and situation characteristics has been researched. The current study examines this relationship using the DIAMONDS dimensions and undergraduate GPA. Participants wore a life logging camera to capture pictures of their surroundings for 24 hours and then self-sorted and rated the photos into meaningful situations. Results found support for previous findings of the relationships for personality with GPA and situations. Significant correlations were found between GPA and Adversity, Deception, and Mating situations, though none were significant unique predictors. There was also no correlation between GPA and percentage of situations which took place in a classroom setting, though there was a significant correlation with time spent in a classroom. Limitations and future research ideas are discussed.
Title: From Study Hall to Skipping Class: An Examination of the Relationship Between Situations and Academic Performance.
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Name(s): Hojecki, Kimberly, author
Sherman, Ryne A., Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Department of Psychology
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2017
Date Issued: 2017
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 33 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Psychologists have studied the relationship between personality and academic performance for over a century, and more recently the relationship between personality and situations, but no connection between academic performance and situation characteristics has been researched. The current study examines this relationship using the DIAMONDS dimensions and undergraduate GPA. Participants wore a life logging camera to capture pictures of their surroundings for 24 hours and then self-sorted and rated the photos into meaningful situations. Results found support for previous findings of the relationships for personality with GPA and situations. Significant correlations were found between GPA and Adversity, Deception, and Mating situations, though none were significant unique predictors. There was also no correlation between GPA and percentage of situations which took place in a classroom setting, though there was a significant correlation with time spent in a classroom. Limitations and future research ideas are discussed.
Identifier: FA00004849 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2017.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Subject(s): Personality and academic achievement.
Academic achievement.
Performance--Psychological aspects.
Motivation (Psychology)
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