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Academic performance of college students, particularly those who are in an engineering program, continues to receive attention in the literature. However, there is a lack of studies that examine the simultaneous effects of students' systems thinking (ST) skills and proactive personality (PP) on academic performance. The linkage between ST skills and PP has not been investigated adequately in the literature. The study aims to examine the ST skills and PP to predict the academic performance of engineering students and to find if there is a relationship between students' PP and the level of ST skills. Two established instruments, namely, ST skills instrument with seven dimensions and PP with one dimension, are administrated for data collection. A web-based cross-sectional survey using Qualtrics was used to collect the data using a sample of college engineering students. Different classification techniques were applied to perform the analysis and to compare the validity of results. This study provides implications and contributions to the engineering education body of knowledge. First, the study provides a better understanding of students' academic performance. This intent is to help educators, teachers, mentors, college authorities, and other involved parties to understand students' individual differences for a better training and guidance environment. Second, a closer look at the level of systemic thinking and PP of engineering students would help to understand engineering students' skillset.
Nagahi, M., & Jaradat, R., & Davarzani, S., & Nagahisarchoghaei, M., & Goerger, S. R. (2020, June), Academic Performance of Engineering Students Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--34084
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