Micro-Level Determinants of Lecture Attendance and Additional Study-Hours
AbstractThis paper uses novel measures of individual differences that produce new insights about student inputs into the (higher) education production function. The inputs examined are lecture attendance and additional study-hours. The data were collected through a web-survey that the authors designed. The analysis includes novel measures of individual differences including willingness to take risks, consideration of future consequences and non-cognitive ability traits. Besides age, gender and year of study, the main determinants of lecture attendance and additional study-hours are attitude to risk, future-orientation and conscientiousness. In addition, future-orientation, and in particular conscientiousness, determine lecture attendance to a greater extent than they determine additional study. Finally, we show that family income and financial transfers (from both parents and the state) do not determine any educational input. This study suggests that non-cognitive abilities may be more important than financial constraints in the determination of inputs related to educational production functions.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 5144.
Length: 19 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2010
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Publication status: published as "The Role of Noncognitive Traits in Undergraduate Study Behaviours" in: Economics of Education Review, 2013, 32, 181-195
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Other versions of this item:
- Liam Delaney & Martin Ryan & Colm Harmon, 2010. "Micro-Level Determinants of Lecture Attendance and Additional Study-Hours," Working Papers, School Of Economics, University College Dublin 201025, School Of Economics, University College Dublin.
- Martin Ryan & Liam Delaney & Colm Harmon, 2010. "Micro-Level Determinants of Lecture Attendance and Additional Study-Hours," Working Papers, Geary Institute, University College Dublin 201036, Geary Institute, University College Dublin.
- I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
- J2 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor
- D90 - Microeconomics - - Intertemporal Choice - - - General
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2010-09-11 (All new papers)
- NEP-EDU-2010-09-11 (Education)
- NEP-LAB-2010-09-11 (Labour Economics)
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- Carneiro, Pedro & Heckman, James J., 2002. "The Evidence on Credit Constraints in Post-Secondary Schooling," IZA Discussion Papers 518, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
- Pedro Carneiro & James J. Heckman, 2002. "The Evidence on Credit Constraints in Post-Secondary Schooling," NBER Working Papers 9055, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
Blog mentionsAs found by EconAcademics.org, the blog aggregator for Economics research:
- UCD Attendance Survey
by Martin Ryan in Geary Behaviour Centre on 2010-11-15 10:17:00
- Lecture Attendance at Irish Universities
by Martin Ryan in Geary Behaviour Centre on 2010-09-01 13:04:00
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