May 11, 2015
The importance of student study habits is directly related to current and future college students. Moreover the student’s study habits are an indication or precursor to the future workers and new hires in organizations. The Princeton Review provided a study on the study habits and making the grade on current students.
Katie O’Brien and Hunter Maats, Princeton Review Contributors shared the data from Making the Grade. Both acknowledged that positive parenting had a significant influence. The study revealed that 43% of parents check in about grades regularly; 50% encourage them to do better; and last, 56% are happy on a typical day. Parental support is helpful but parental stressors are not.
The study indicated that one-third of a students time is spent in stress. This stress results in the inability to work effectively. The study reported the following in Making the Grade:
In Getting Good Grades 90% good are important; 6% care about learning and 43% were only concerned about college acceptance. The role of college acceptance was found to be driving good grades.
Stressed Out Students:
- 25% of homework caused most stress
- 18% of stress was caused by grades
- 33% of study time was spent worrying