Personality is also a key factor and traits such as openness to experience and extraversion are linked to success of positive interventions (Senf & Liau, 2013). Demographic variables also relate to the effectiveness of treatment outcomes (Boehn et al. 2011). Age has been found to be related as well due to the findings of Sin and Lyubomirski (2009) which revealed that older people benefit from interventions than younger people. Lastly, Person-activity fit is the appropriate match of the activity and the nature of the individual.
Individuals exercise control over their thoughts, feelings and actions. (Bandura, 1986) states that people will be more inclined to take on a task they believe they can succeed in. People generally avoid tasks where their self-efficacy is low but will engage in task where their self-efficacy is high. A strong sense of academic self-efficacy enhances students ' academic accomplishment, quality of functioning and personal well-being (Adeyemo, 2001; Pajares, 1996). (Bandura, 1997) states that a sense of self-efficacy is an important contributor to the attainment of further competences and successes.
In the case of the study of Chen & Wu (2013) in “Gratitude Enhances Changes in Athletes’ Self-Esteem: The Moderating Role of Trust in Coach”, the result showed that athletes with higher levels of gratitude increased their self-esteem over time when they their affective trustin their coaches is high as well. KristjánKristjánson (2013), he offers a reconstruction of gratitude as an Aristotelian virtue while Merçon-Vargas, Poelker & Tudge (2017) introduced the concept of gratitude as a virtue. They explained the differences from gratitude viewed as a positive emotion to gratitude viewed as a virtue. Samantha Bausert and Jeffrey Froh in their latest paper
(2012) found that self-esteem has an exceptional role in one’s mental health and personality balance. The balance of an individual’s life may be originated from having high self-esteem in which it also effects on positive learning attitude and creative
According to Carless (2006) teachers tend to suspect students are too grade oriented. Student’s care more about the grade they’ve received as oppose to learning from comments given. This belief, may sway professors to lessen the quality and time utilized writing personalized feedback to students. Additionally, with the rising volume of enrolled students and stressors put forth on professors to produce quality research, effective feedback may not always be conceivable (Brown, 2007). Higgins, Hartley, and Skelton’s (2002) explored the belief that students are grade oriented and found opposing evidence that students in fact value feedback.
In a meta-analysis of the literature with adults, Lyubormirsky, King, and Diener (2005) found that happier individuals lived longer, earned more money and were more productive at work, and reported more satisfying interpersonal relationships. Research with adolescents has revealed the importance of happiness in school as well as in the
Gender differences in relation to academic achievement are highly debated by scholars in recent decades (Chambers & Schreiber 2004, Eitle 2005). If we refer to the study of Chambers and Schreiber (2004), both sexes or show negligible changes or no changes at all in the academic achievement. But in the study conducted by Eitle (2005) it was found that besides the differences between the achievements of boys and girls have not been great, the girls are presented with good academic achievement in language and reading while boys have higher achievement in mathematics and science . However,
Study habits itself affects the Academic performance of students taking up BS Accountancy measured by their General points average (GPA). According to Nonis & Hudson (2010), Study Habits can have either positive or negative effects with academic performance because of its direct relationship with it. There is a positive effect of study habits if one’s General Percentage Average (GPA) were good or high on the other hand, if their grades are below average there is a negative impact on it. Positive or negative effect is based on grades because it represents the academic performance of each student. Every student wants to aim for a high grades, and in order to achieve it students should know how to be effective.
• To suggest strategies or recommendations as to how higher education institutions can improve and better the student’s awareness of plagiarism. 5. METHOD OF INVESTIGATION An interview will be conducted to a number of students in different institutions and a questionnaire will be presented because the researcher is of the opinion that there are gaps on the studies presented above. With the kind of questions the researcher will ask, certain gaps can be closed on students performing plagiarism and institutions can have a better understanding of why students plagiarise and how they perceive it and this can assist institutions when it comes to designing policies and measures to deal or assist with the matter. The research methodology and techniques that will be used are explained in detail