We investigate weather popularity in the academic related networks and the way students are proccessing information - rational or experiential predict their final grades. Additionally, the role of nonverbal sensitivity is discussed in relation to group popularity. First year college students (N=72) completed a sociometric questionnaire. They have been also tested on their accuracy to decode nonverbal cues (PONS, Rosenthal et al., 1979) and on their thinking style (REI, Pacini and Epstein, 1999). Being popular in the 'information exchange' network predicts their academic performances in the end of the semester. Also nonverbal sensitivity played an important role for the non-academic related ties, especially those based on support.The correlation between rational thinking style and students grades was rather weak, compare to similar studies. © 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Ivan, L. (2011). The importance of popularity, rational thinking style and nonverbal sensitivity to achieve academic success. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 29, pp. 725–734). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.11.298