Using Emotional and Social Factors to Predict Student Success

  title={Using Emotional and Social Factors to Predict Student Success},
  author={Mary Pritchard and Mary Wilson},
  journal={Journal of College Student Development},
  pages={18 - 28}
College academic success and retention have traditionally been predicted using demographic and academic variables. This study moved beyond traditional predictors. A survey of 218 undergraduate students from a private Midwestern university revealed that emotional and social factors (e.g., stress, frequency of alcohol consumption) related to GPA and emotional factors (e.g., self-esteem, fatigue) related to attrition. 

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