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Expectancy theory: Its applicability to student academic performance

by Charles D Pringle
College Student Journal ()
  • ISSN: 0146-3934

Abstract

Investigated the efficacy of using expectancy theory to explain the academic performance of 285 college juniors. The theory explained 28% of the variance in Ss' cumulative GPA; the interaction of efforts, ability, and role perceptions was significantly and positively correlated with Ss' academic performance. Suggestions are offered for how classroom instructors might use expectancy theory concepts to enhance the academic performance of their students. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)

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