Study strategies and motives : utilization of an assessment tool for an individualized advising program

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Amanda Louise Bergeron Shuford (Creator)
Western Carolina University (WCU )
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Ellen Sigler

Abstract: Though much of the research has evaluated the constructs that contribute to academic success,there has been minimal practical application of this useful information. The current researchaimed to utilize an assessment tool that would support struggling student by identifying theirstrengths and weaknesses in both study strategies and motives. The current research used the Study Process Questionnaire (SPQ) and converted it to a multidimensional scale. By converting the SPQ into a multidimensional scale participants were identified as student types based on survey responses. These category placements indicated why students might be struggling academically. This study suggests a need for academic advising that targets these strengths and weaknesses of individual students. The conversion of this questionnaire scores allows academic advisors to use this information to specifically target remediation.

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Language: English
Date: 2016
Counseling in higher education -- United States
College student development programs -- United States
Dropouts -- Prevention
Motivation in education -- Testing

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