Search for dissertations about: "Academic performance"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 145 swedish dissertations containing the words Academic performance.

  1. 1. The importance of personality, IQ and learning approaches : predicting academic performance

    Author : Pia Rosander; Martin Bäckström; Åge Diseth; Högskolan Kristianstad; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; personality; IQ; learning approaches; academic performance; high school;

    Abstract : The aim of the present doctoral thesis was to examine to what extent personality traits and approaches to learning contribute to academic performance in upper secondary school (high school), after controlling for the well-known fact that general intelligence accounts for a large part of the variance. The general proposition of the thesis is that personality traits are stable dispositions and therefore predispose an individual to behave or act in a specific manner (Costa & McCrae, 1976). READ MORE

  2. 2. Academic Performance in Swedish Ninth Grade Students Treated for Brain Tumours

    Author : Malin Lönnerblad; Eva Berglund; Klas Blomgren; Ingrid van’t Hooft; Lisa Thorell; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; School performance; academic performance; brain tumour; academic grades; national tests; delayed graduation; theoretical subjects; practical and aesthetic subjects; specialpedagogik; Special Education;

    Abstract : The overall aim of this thesis was to investigate how children in Sweden treated for brain tumours performed in their ninth year at school compared with matched controls. The studies investigated grades and results from national tests in the theoretical subjects of Swedish, English, and mathematics; grades in the practical and aesthetic subjects of art, crafts, music, home and consumer studies, physical education and health; and the frequency of delayed graduation and qualification for school years 10-12 (corresponding to upper-secondary school or high school). READ MORE

  3. 3. ADHD Symptoms : Objective Performance and Subject Perspective

    Author : Sara Scholtens; Karin Brocki; Ann-Margret Rydell; Gunilla Bohlin; Claire Hughes; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; ADHD; developmental psychology; academic performance; future orientation; cognitive performance; positive illusory bias; attachment representations; Psychology; Psykologi;

    Abstract : ADHD research has mainly focused on objective performance measures. Performance, however, is only one aspect of functioning. Other aspects of how individuals function are their personal experiences and their evaluations of those experiences. READ MORE

  4. 4. Real estate performance

    Author : Kicki Björklund; KTH; []
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    Abstract : This dissertation consists of five papers addressing variousreal estate performance issues (see full titles in italicsbelow). The dissertation is empirical in nature and the dataused in most of the empirical sections consist of figures forincome-producing property returns. READ MORE

  5. 5. University Choice, Equality, and Academic Performance

    Author : Susanna Holzer; Mårten Palme; Håkan Locking; Per-Anders Edin; Växjö universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Higher education; university enrollment; university choice; accessibility; universitycompletion; selection bias; propensity score matching; sheepskin; human capital; Economics; Nationalekonomi; Economics; Nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : This thesis consists of three essays that examine issues on university attendance behavior, factorsof university completion, and the labor market value of a university diploma in Sweden. Essay [I] analyzes how the rapid expansion of higher education that increased the geographicalaccessibility to higher education in the 1990s affected university enrollment decisions amongvarious socioeconomic groups of young adults in Sweden. READ MORE