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Solerzia e successo accademico
[Diligence and Academic Performance]

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  • Novarese, Marco
  • Di Giovinazzo, Viviana

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This article uses university administration data to investigate the relation between student behavior (rapid response in finalizing enrolment procedures) and academic performance. It shows how student solicitude in enrolment, or a lack of it, can be a useful forecast of academic success. Several explanations can be given, including the greater or lesser tendency to procrastinate.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 45008.

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Date of creation: 20 Feb 2013
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Keywords: Procrastination; academic performance; motivation;

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