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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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  • Novarese, Marco & Di Giovinazzo, Viviana, 2013. "Solerzia e successo accademico
    [Diligence and Academic Performance]
    ," MPRA Paper 45008, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:45008
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    Keywords

    Procrastination; academic performance; motivation;

    JEL classification:

    • D90 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - General
    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education

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