RELATIONSHIP OF NON-COGNITIVE SKILLS AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS OF UNDERGRADUATE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
Keywords:Non-cognitive skills, self-control, self-efficacy, goal-setting, self-regulated learning, academic achievements
Introduction: Universities prepare students to play their role in the society and equip students with cognitive and non-cognitive skills. Having the significance of non-cognitive skills in mind, the study was designed to investigate the non-cognitive skills of undergraduate students at university level. Therefore, the objectives of the study were to measure non-cognitive skills of university students and to measure the relationship of non-cognitive skills and academic performance among them.
Material & Methods: The population of the study was 7189 undergraduate students and a sample of 368 students was selected through simple random sampling for data collection. A questionnaire was developed and validated for gathering the data. The collected data were analysed through mean scores, standard deviation, chi-square test and Pearson correlation.
Results: The mean score of the students on self-control was 4.71 having significance indicating that the participants had self-control over themselves. The mean score of the students on academic self-efficacy was 3.96 which again indicates that majority of them were academically self-effective. The mean score on goal setting scale 3.63 which was significant.
Conclusion: The study found that the non-cognitive skills, i.e., self-control, self-efficacy, goal-setting and self-regulated learning has positive relationship with academic achievement of students.