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Connection between students' gender, need for cognition and academic performance


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Jusić, Alma. (2016). Connection between students' gender, need for cognition and academic performance. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Vranić, Andrea].

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The aim of this research was to investigate the relationship between need for cognition, gender and academic success. This study was conducted on 393 college students at the University of Zagreb. A Need for Cognition Scale was used and demographic data was gathered. Results revealed small but significant correlation between gender and academic success (rs=.175, p<.01), indicating that female students attain better academic performance than male students. A correlation between Need for cognition and academic success was low but significant (rs=.184, p<.01). A correlation between gender and Need for cognition was not significant. A significant multiple correlation was found between gender and Need for cognition as predictors and academic success as criterion. Both gender and Need for cognition proved to be significant predictors of academic success (gender β=.189, p<.01; Need for cognition β=.197, p<.01), and together they explain 6,4 % of variance of students' academic success. Regression analysis suggests that female students with higher Need for cognition will attain better academic success.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: gender differences, Need for cognition, academic success
Subjects: Psychology > Kognitivna psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Vranić, Andrea
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2016 10:50
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2016 10:50

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