The Role of Non-intellective Competences and Performance in College Satisfaction

Diego Boerchi, Paola Magnano, Ernesto Lodi

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Retention and persistence in college are related to academic adjustment and success. Academic adjustment is the ability of students to deal with educational demands and feel satisfied with the academic environment. Academic adjustment is affected by both cognitive dimensions and non-intellective factors, and it is related to academic satisfaction. The aim of the study presented was to understand whether and how non-intellective factors related to academic performance affect college satisfaction both directly and with the mediation of academic performance. The participants included 661 Italian university students, and the survey was composed of the college competence scale, the college satisfaction scale, the average grade, and an efficiency index. The results revealed that each area of an individual’s non-intellective competence affects at least one specific domain satisfaction area, without the mediation of the performance’s indicators.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)N/A-N/A
Number of pages24
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Academic adjustment
  • Academic satisfaction
  • Students’ competencies


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