Academic achievement and student perception of importance of non-cognitive correlates



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Problem. The purpose of this study was three-fold: first, to identify factors which have been recognized in earlier research as being non-cognitive correlates of academic achievement; second, to develop an instrument which would measure the perceptions of students as to the relative importance of these non-cognitive correlates; and, third, to determine whether students' perceptions of the relative importance of non-cognitive correlates of academic achievement significantly affected academic success. Procedures. A thorough survey of the literature and research identified a list of predictors of academic achievement. This list was refined through consolidation of statements of similarity. The refined list was adapted to eleven statements in language appropriate for fifth-grade students. A pilot study was conducted in a neighboring school district. [...]



Academic achievement, Motivation in education