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Using emotional and social factors to predict student success

by Mary E. Pritchard, Gregory S. Wilson
Journal of college student development ()


College academic success and retention have traditionally been predicted using demographic and academic variables. This study moved beyond traditional predictors. A survey of 218 undergraduate students from a private Midwestern university revealed that emotional and social factors (e.g., stress, frequency of alcohol consumption) related to grade point average and emotional factors (e.g., self-esteem, fatigue) related to attrition. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)

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