Problem-Solving Appraisal, Self-Reported Study Habits, and Performance of Academically At-Risk College Students Academic Article uri icon


  • We examined the relations among problem-solving appraisal, self-reported study habits, and academic performance for 63 college students enrolled in a developmental course for academically unprepared students. The participants completed measures of self-appraised problem-solving ability and study habits. Indexes of academic ability and performance were also collected. Regression analyses revealed that problem-solving appraisal was significantly predictive of study habits and semester grade-point average. The results indicate that problem-solving appraisal is related to study habits and academic performance among academically at-risk students, and they suggest that problem-solving appraisal encompasses more than social skill.

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  • 1

author list (cited authors)

  • Elliott, T. R., Godshall, F., Shrout, J. R., & Witty, T. E.

citation count

  • 58

publication date

  • January 1990