College students and the use of academic services
Date of Award
Master Of Arts In Clinical Psychology
Colleges & School
College Of Arts And Sciences
Gregory Jurenec, PhD
Library of Congress Subject Heading
College students; Academic achievement; Behavior assessment; Help-seeking behavior; College students--Services for--United States--Case studies
This study examines the relationship between achievement goal orientation, implicit theory of intelligence, academic self-efficacy and help-seeking behavior in regard to the usage of an academic support center in a university setting. A group of 95 undergraduates completed measures of each of the aforementioned variables and reported their utilization of academic support services. Results suggest that goal preferences and high levels of self-efficacy are related to specific types of behaviors, such as informal help-seeking and instrumental activities. No significant relationship was found between history of academic support and goal preferences, theory of intelligence, or self-efficacy. Implications for academic support centers, limitations of the current study, and future research directions are discussed.
Hill, Jennifer M., "College students and the use of academic services" (2011). Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects. 41.
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