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Modelling psychological factors for predicting the success of non-traditional students

D Griffiths, JM Lodge

Students,Transitions, Achievement, Retention & Success Conference, Melbourne, Australia | Unistars | Published : 2015

Abstract

Psychological factors underpinning student success have received some attention in the higher education literature but remain relatively unexplored. The present study utilised structural equation modelling to construct a model that integrates psychological factors and predicts measures of student success, namely student satisfaction and grade point average. Fifty-six participants from a population of non-traditional university students completed an online survey, which predominantly consisted of self-report measures based on those created in light of previous theory. The final model was deemed an acceptable fit of the data, and suggested that that (a) Lizzio’s (2006) Five Senses Framework pr..

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