Determining Factors for Getting Good Grades in Engineering Careers. the Case of a Public University in Lima (Peru)

Milton Gonzales-Macavilca, Lizeth Nolberto-Quispe, Ivan Iraola-Real

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Abstract

© 2019 IEEE. This article aims to establish how decisive are the factors anxiety, academic self-efficacy and engagement to get good grades in the engineering careers of a public university in Lima (Peru). The sample consisted of 53 university students aged between 17 and 25 years old (M = 20.0, S = 2.0). The results showed that, of the four components of academic engagement (cognitive, emotional, behavioral and agentic), only the first three are determinants for a good grade; also, that low anxiety has a positive impact on self-efficacy and this, in turn, promotes a good rating. Finally, a linear regression analysis was performed, according to which the cognitive component of engagement and academic self-efficacy favorably predicts obtaining good grades.
Original languageAmerican English
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2019
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE CHILEAN Conference on Electrical, Electronics Engineering, Information and Communication Technologies, CHILECON 2019 -
Duration: 1 Nov 2019 → …

Conference

ConferenceIEEE CHILEAN Conference on Electrical, Electronics Engineering, Information and Communication Technologies, CHILECON 2019
Period1/11/19 → …

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    Gonzales-Macavilca, M., Nolberto-Quispe, L., & Iraola-Real, I. (2019). Determining Factors for Getting Good Grades in Engineering Careers. the Case of a Public University in Lima (Peru). Paper presented at IEEE CHILEAN Conference on Electrical, Electronics Engineering, Information and Communication Technologies, CHILECON 2019, . https://doi.org/10.1109/CHILECON47746.2019.8987595