Reasons for Attending College Affect Students’ Academic Success, Study Finds

Reasons for Attending College Affect Students’ Academic Success, Study Finds

Study is First to Look at Outcomes of Students Driven by Relationship Motivation

I had a real hard time in college.  I read the article principally for insight as to how motivations may affect or effect my chances for success now.  Some of the results seem predictable — Students who enroll in college principally to socialize with others don’t do as well academically as others. — but there are a number of twists along gender and color lines.  “Students of color” are more likely than others to be motivated by a desire to “give back” to one’s community or to improve one’s own financial circumstances.

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