Students' Academic Competitiveness and Their Involvement in the Learning Process

Stephanie Shimotsu-Dariol, Daniel H. Mansson, Scott A. Myers

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between students' academic competitiveness and their involvement behaviors (i.e., student motives for communicating with their instructors, out-of-class communication with their instructors, and classroom participation). Considering the desire inherent among academically competitive students to outperform other students, it was predicted that students' academic competitiveness would be related positively to their involvement behaviors. Participants (N=246) completed a series of self-report measures. The results of Pearson correlation analyses largely provided support for the hypothesized association among students' academic competitiveness and their involvement in the learning process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)310-319
Number of pages10
JournalCommunication Research Reports
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Communication

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