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Kim Lloyd

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Sociology

Abstract

Students’ academic performance has been known to be a product of socio-economic, psychological and environmental factors. It is important to understand the factors that affect students’ academic performance in order to gain insight on how academic institutions can help students be more successful. The purpose of the current research is to empirically examine the influence of IPFW students’ plans they have for after graduation on their GPA. In this study I hypothesize that students who plan on going to graduate school after graduation will have a higher GPA than students who plan on going straight into their career after graduation, or are not sure of their plans. I also hypothesize that the longer students know what their plans are for after graduation, the higher their GPA will be. Data is gathered from 800 undergraduate IPFW students during the spring semester of 2018. Multivariate regression analyses will be completed by February 16, 2018. I anticipate that these analyses will reveal that there is a significant relationship between students’ plans for after graduation and their current GPA. I also anticipate that these analyses will show a significant relationship between the length of time students know what their plans are for after graduation and their current GPA.

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Sociology

The Relationship between Students Plans After Graduation and Academic Performance

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