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An empirical investigation of the students´ academic behaviour using a group matrix methodology (English version)

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  • Mihai PASCARU

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    (Professor, PhD, 1 Decembrie 1918 University of Alba Iulia, ROMANIA, contact address: 510095 Alba Iulia, N. Iorga Street, No. 11-13)

  • Ioana TODOR

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    (Lecturer, PhD, 1 Decembrie 1918 University of Alba Iulia, ROMANIA, contact address: 510095 Alba Iulia, N. Iorga Street, No. 11-13)

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    This study proposes taking into account the group matrix in the analysis of specific patterns of academic behaviour: the students’ concern for an adequate preparation, reflected in their academic results, and their participation in didactic activities. The group matrix is defined as a unitary system with three interrelated dimensions: inter-knowledge, communication and cooperation in a social group (formal or not), the system being at the basis of the entire dynamics of that group. The three dimensions of the group matrix (inter-knowledge, communication and cooperation) correlate with the students’ academic results and with their participation in learning activities. The practical relevance of this investigation consists in offering a new basis for the study of desirable academic behaviour and didactic group activities. The theory and practice of the group matrix has a broader applicability, potentially for every group where the inter-knowledge, communication and cooperation dimensions can be identified and assessed.

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    Article provided by Editura Lumen, Department of Economics in its journal Revista de cercetare si interventie sociala.

    Volume (Year): 36 (2012)
    Issue (Month): (March)
    Pages: 99-112

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    Handle: RePEc:lum:rev2rl:v:36:y:2012:i::p:99-112

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    Keywords: community matrix; group matrix; inter-knowledge; communication and cooperation;

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