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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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  • Novarese, Marco & Di Giovinazzo, Viviana, 2013. "Promptness and Academic Performance," MPRA Paper 49746, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    procrastination; academic performance; motivation;
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    JEL classification:

    • D83 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Search; Learning; Information and Knowledge; Communication; Belief; Unawareness
    • D99 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - Other
    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education

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