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Promptness 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 promptness in enrolling, or lack of it, can prove a useful forecast of academic success. Several explanations can be given, including simply 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 49746.

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  1. Procrastination is a strong predictor of academic performance
    by Economic Logician in Economic Logic on 2013-10-30 14:13:00

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