High-school students' need for cognition, self-control capacity, and school achievement: testing a mediation hypothesis

Bertrams, Alex; Dickhäuser, Oliver (2009). High-school students' need for cognition, self-control capacity, and school achievement: testing a mediation hypothesis. Learning and individual differences, 19(1), pp. 135-138. Elsevier 10.1016/j.lindif.2008.06.005

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In the present article, we examine the hypothesis that high-school students' motivation to engage in cognitive endeavors (i.e., their need for cognition; NFC) is positively related to their dispositional self-control capacity. Furthermore, we test the prediction that the relation between NFC and school achievement is mediated by self-control capacity. A questionnaire study with grade ten high-school students (N = 604) revealed the expected relations between NFC, self-control capacity, and school achievement. Sobel tests showed that self-control capacity mediated the relation between NFC and school grades as well as grade retention.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Education > Educational Psychology
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Education

UniBE Contributor:

Bertrams, Alexander Gregor

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 370 Education

ISSN:

1041-6080

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Noemi Martina Casola

Date Deposited:

11 Mar 2015 16:14

Last Modified:

11 Jul 2017 17:10

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.lindif.2008.06.005

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.64310

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/64310

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