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

Milton Alexis Gonzales MacAvilca, Lizeth Nolberto-Quispe, Ivan Iraola-Real

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE CHILEAN Conference on Electrical, Electronics Engineering, Information and Communication Technologies, CHILECON 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728131856
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event2019 IEEE CHILEAN Conference on Electrical, Electronics Engineering, Information and Communication Technologies, CHILECON 2019 - Valparaiso, Chile
Duration: 13 Nov 201927 Nov 2019

Publication series

NameIEEE CHILEAN Conference on Electrical, Electronics Engineering, Information and Communication Technologies, CHILECON 2019

Conference

Conference2019 IEEE CHILEAN Conference on Electrical, Electronics Engineering, Information and Communication Technologies, CHILECON 2019
CountryChile
CityValparaiso
Period13/11/1927/11/19

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© 2019 IEEE.

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Copyright 2020 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • Academic performance
  • Anxiety
  • Engagement
  • Engineering
  • Self-efficacy

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