The Role of Individual Processes and Learning Environment in the Prediction of Grades in a Sample of Norwegian Students

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  • Source:
    Cogent Education, v5 n1 Article 1542954 2018. 16 pp.
  • Accession Number:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/2331186X.2018.1542954
  • Language:
    English
  • Publication Type:
    Journal Articles; Reports - Research
  • Additional Information
    • Author(s):
    • Availability:
      Cogent OA. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 530 Walnut Street Suite 850, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Tel: 215-625-8900; Fax: 215-207-0050; Web site: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals
    • Peer Reviewed:
      Y
    • ISSN:
      2331-186X
    • Subject Terms:
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      Student grades are traditionally used to evaluate academic achievement in higher education. A review of previous research indicates a relatively clear tendency to adopt either an individual or contextual approach in exploring this subject. The present study represents an attempt to simultaneously examine effects of individual variables and learning environment on academic achievements as measured in grades. The study adopts a quantitative approach and reports data collected from students enrolled in early childhood education in a mid-sized university in Norway. Results of a stepwise hierarchical regression demonstrate that individual variables (e.g. nonmandatory school attendance, self-efficacy, and behavioral intentions) predict academic achievements. However, the regression analysis also shows a virtually non-existing relationship between learning environment variables and grades. Discussing this somewhat surprising finding, we argue that the association between learning environment and grades are mediated by individually based characteristics. Limitations and implications of the study are also examined.
    • Abstract:
      As Provided
    • Number of References:
      65
    • Physical Description:
      16
    • Education Level:
      Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Early Childhood Education
    • Journal Code:
      MAY2019
    • Publication Date:
      2019
    • Accession Number:
      EJ1205971
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      VIKSTØL OLSEN, A. K.; SPIELER, K.; KOVAC, V. B. The Role of Individual Processes and Learning Environment in the Prediction of Grades in a Sample of Norwegian Students. Cogent Education, [s. l.], v. 5, n. 1, 2018. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 16 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Vikstøl Olsen AK, Spieler K, Kovac VB. The Role of Individual Processes and Learning Environment in the Prediction of Grades in a Sample of Norwegian Students. Cogent Education. 2018;5(1). http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1205971&custid=s8280428. Accessed October 16, 2019.
    • APA:
      Vikstøl Olsen, A. K., Spieler, K., & Kovac, V. B. (2018). The Role of Individual Processes and Learning Environment in the Prediction of Grades in a Sample of Norwegian Students. Cogent Education, 5(1). Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1205971&custid=s8280428
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Vikstøl Olsen, Anne Karin, Kristin Spieler, and Velibor Bobo Kovac. 2018. “The Role of Individual Processes and Learning Environment in the Prediction of Grades in a Sample of Norwegian Students.” Cogent Education 5 (1). http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1205971&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      Vikstøl Olsen, A. K., Spieler, K. and Kovac, V. B. (2018) ‘The Role of Individual Processes and Learning Environment in the Prediction of Grades in a Sample of Norwegian Students’, Cogent Education, 5(1). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1205971&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 16 October 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Vikstøl Olsen, AK, Spieler, K & Kovac, VB 2018, ‘The Role of Individual Processes and Learning Environment in the Prediction of Grades in a Sample of Norwegian Students’, Cogent Education, vol. 5, no. 1, viewed 16 October 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Vikstøl Olsen, Anne Karin, et al. “The Role of Individual Processes and Learning Environment in the Prediction of Grades in a Sample of Norwegian Students.” Cogent Education, vol. 5, no. 1, Jan. 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1205971&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Vikstøl Olsen, Anne Karin, Kristin Spieler, and Velibor Bobo Kovac. “The Role of Individual Processes and Learning Environment in the Prediction of Grades in a Sample of Norwegian Students.” Cogent Education 5, no. 1 (January 1, 2018). http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1205971&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Vikstøl Olsen AK, Spieler K, Kovac VB. The Role of Individual Processes and Learning Environment in the Prediction of Grades in a Sample of Norwegian Students. Cogent Education [Internet]. 2018 Jan 1 [cited 2019 Oct 16];5(1). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1205971&custid=s8280428