Time Management and Student Academic Performance

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Time Management and Student Academic Performance Review of the Literature Briton and Tesser (1991) highlight that university academic performance is dependent on the quality of effort put in completion of various tasks. Thus, Grade Point Average (GPA) is directly influenced by time management skills by the student. The authors further propose that students' ability to effectively manage their greatly correlates to academic achievement. They claim that students with good time management skills are better placed at achieving their academic aspirations and experience less stress as far as their academic life is concerned (Britton & Tesser, 1991). To prove their hypothesis, they surveyed 293 university students regarding their time management skills and a conclusion that time management skills accounted for 36% of variance among students' GPAs. In addition, the study showed that students having better time management skills were more satisfied with university as opposed to those with poor control over their time. The study proposes that by setting goals, organizing and scheduling, students are capable of gaining a sense of mastery over how they spend their time. Macan et al. (1990) college students' time management is directly related to academic performance and stress. Macan and his fellows argue that female students scored higher regarding planning as scheduling compared to male students. In addition, according to the study, students who perceived control of their time
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