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Stats4Grads: The Role of Self-discipline in Predicting Achievement for 10th Graders

Presented by Rui Zhao, Durham University

22 April 2015 13:00 in CM105

This study investigated how sub-dimensions of self-discipline (behavioral control, thinking control, and emotional control) in predicting 10th graders` achievement. A total of 608 10th graders were recruited in tshis study. Self-discipline was measured by The Middle School Students’ Self-control Ability Questionnaire. Students’ previous academic achievement is assessed by the Senior High School Entrance Examination (SHSEE, known as “Zhongkao”), and the composite scores of a school monthly exam served as the later achievement. Results show a certain amount of mediating effect that behavioral, thinking, and emotional control have in predicting academic achievement. Those sub-dimensions add small, but incremental variance to explain later academic achievement.

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