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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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GOMES, Gil  and  SOARES, Adriana Benevides. Intelligence, social skills and academic expectations in university students' performance. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2013, vol.26, n.4, pp.780-789. ISSN 0102-7972.

This study aimed to assess the variables that could affect academic performance by studying correlations between intelligence, social skills, and academic expectations and how such factors affect academic performance of university students in their first year in college. The sample consisted of 196 students (156 women and 40 men) aged from 17 to 59. Abstract Reasoning (BPR-5s) tests, the Social Skills Inventory (IHS-Del-Prette), and the Academic Involvement Questionnaire (AIQ) - Expectations version were used. Results showed there are correlations among social skills, academic expectations, and academic performance. Intelligence, however, was not related to academic performance neither to social skills.

Keywords : Intelligence; social skills; academic expectations; academic performance; university students.

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