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Using emotional and social factors to predict student success

by Mary E. Pritchard, Mary E. Pritchard, Gregory S. Wilson, Gregory S. Wilson
Journal of College Student Development ()
  • ISSN: 0897-5264


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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