Die verband tussen loopbaanvolwassenheid, rolbelangrikheid en akademiese prestasie: 'n verkennende studie.
- Authors: Kotze, M.E.
- Date: 1993
- Subjects: Career maturity , Academic performance , Work values , World of work
- Type: Article
- Identifier: uj:5686 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/2931
- Description: The relationship between career maturity, role importance and academic performance: an exploratory study. Academically successful and -unsuccessful students were compared with regard to their career maturity, life role importance and work values. The experimental design provided for two matched groups. The subjects were 14 pairs of first year students in a career directed degree course. Academically unsuccessful students measured significantly higher with regard to participation in, commitment to and value expectations of their role as worker. The same group of students also measured more career mature with regard to decision-making, world-of-work information and career planning. No significant differences were found for work values. More research is necessary to confirm the possible explanations for the results.
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Psychological Attributes of Successful Trainee Accountants
- Authors: Strbac, Esmari , Roodt, Gert
- Date: 2005
- Subjects: Work environment , Academic performance , Personality traits , Examination pass rate , Work performance , Verbal evaluation questionnaire
- Type: Article
- Identifier: uj:6413 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/120
- Description: It is suggested that certain psychological attributes of accounting graduates are significant predictors of the later success of trainee accountants in the work environment. Since selection is a key human resources function in public accounting firms the present study investigated the relationship between academic performance, specific personality traits, examination pass rate and the work performance of a sample (N = 77) of trainee accountants from an international, mid-sized firm. The results indicate that the majority of cases could be correctly predicted as successful or not by a verbal ability variable and that the criterion measure developed for this study (Cronbach alpha = 0,95) can be used successfully to measure the work performance of trainee accountants. The importance of academic performance as well as the pass rate in the qualifying examinations are also discussed.
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The role of digital literacy in the academic performance of first year students in the National Diploma: Information Technology at the University of Johannesburg
- Authors: Barlow-Jones, Glenda
- Date: 2010-05-24T09:08:13Z
- Subjects: Computer literacy , First year students , Academic performance
- Type: Thesis
- Identifier: uj:6819 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/3253
- Description: M.Ed. , The aim of this study is to determine the role of pre-existing levels of digital literacy on the academic performance of students who are enrolled for the National Diploma Information Technology at the University of Johannesburg. The majority of students entering the University of Johannesburg are black and come from schools and communities which do not enjoy the same technologically rich environments as that of their counterparts, yet on entering their first year of studies, they are expected by lecturers to perform at the same level as those from advantaged backgrounds. Students enrolled in 2008 were targeted, using a mixed methods study that incorporated both quantitative and qualitative data to illuminate the factors related to digital literacy that may have influenced the students’ likelihood to succeed in the Information Technology modules. The data that were collected were brought in relation to the students final marks for the subject Information Systems 1 Module A (Computer Concepts). It emerged that the computer literate students performed significantly better during the first semester compared to the computer illiterate students. The computer illiterate students indicated that the lack of computer experience influenced their ability to pass computer related subjects; however, it was not the only limiting factor as socioeconomic factors also played a role. Other results showed that students battled to keep up with the fast pace with which subjects were lectured. The students’ level of the English language is a predictor of their success in the Diploma and more than 70% of students were unable to use the Internet.
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