Commitment and consistency can promote student course scheduling effectiveness

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Using social psychological theory, the authors demonstrate in two studies, one cross sectional and one experimental, commitment interventions for timely course scheduling can significantly hasten coursescheduling behavior. Using a simple intervention, the authors were able to alter a regularly occurring student behavior tied to both retention and timely degree completion. Additional uses for this type of intervention, or other social psychological phenomenon, in student environments are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)391-402
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Student Affairs Research and Practice
Volume53
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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