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A Longitudinal Examination of the Relationship Between Interest-Major Congruence and the Academic Persistence, Satisfaction, and Achievement of Undergraduate Students

Abstract Using a sample of 931 undergraduate students, the current study examined the influential factors on undergraduate students' academic performance, satisfaction, and intentions to persist in their enrolled major. Specifically, the current study investigated the salience of interest-major match in predicting academic success. Interest-major match has been found to be one of the most influential determinants of academic and occupational success. However, support for this relationship has been equivocal and modest at best. The present study was designed to improve upon the current understanding of this relation by examining the moderating effect of gender and employing a longitudinal design to investigate the reciprocal relation between inte... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Wilkins, Kerrie G (Author) / Tracey, Terence J. G. (Advisor) / Bernstein, Bianca (Committee member) / Homer, Judith (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Vocational education / Counseling psychology / Academic performance / Academic Satisfaction / Congruence-Outcome Relationship / Intention to persist / Interest-Major Congruence / P-E Fit
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 92 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Counseling Psychology 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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