Exploring the Links Among Work Experiences, Self-efficacy and Academic Performance
Persad, Vishanti R.
The purpose of this study was to explore the links among the variables of work experience, self-efficacy, and academic performance of college students. Specifically, the study predicted that the number of work experiences and skills, and the relevance of job experiences would be positively linked to student academic performance (GPA) and self-efficacy. Moreover, I predicted that self-efficacy would be positively correlated with GPA. Using data collected from 127 students in this study, analyses showed that the number of job skills learned was positively related to GPA and self-efficacy. Further research in the field of industrial/organizational psychology can help determine what strategies institutions and college students can take to increase student grade point average and sense of self-efficacy.
academic achievement, self-efficacy, college students, motivation in education
Persad, V. R. (2010). Exploring the links among work experiences, self-efficacy and academic performance (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas.