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Can we find a correlation between students’ resilience and academic performance?

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Conference

2023 Fall Mid Atlantic Conference: Meeting our students where they are and getting them where they need to be

Location

Ewing, New Jersey

Publication Date

October 27, 2023

Start Date

October 27, 2023

End Date

January 10, 2024

Page Count

17

DOI

10.18260/1-2--45118

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https://216.185.13.187/45118

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64

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Felix F. Udo-Eyo Temple University

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Associate Professor of Instruction
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA 19122

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Abstract

The American Psychological Association defines resilience as the process and outcome of successfully adapting to difficult or challenging life experiences, especially through mental, emotional, and behavioral flexibility and adjustment to external and internal demands. To have a successful career in civil engineering, would-be engineers must possess the necessary intrapersonal skill of resilience. Resilience also assists the would-be engineers in successfully facing the academic rigor associated with engineering education and ultimately boosts their retention in college. The skill of resilience is not solely innate to a particular individual but can be both developed and inculcated. This research assesses the innate resilience of future civil engineers by measuring protective factors such as optimism, adaptability, self-sufficiency, and persistence with academic performance and suggests the most effective ways to enhance resilience in the classroom.

Udo-Eyo, F. F. (2023, October), Can we find a correlation between students’ resilience and academic performance? Paper presented at 2023 Fall Mid Atlantic Conference: Meeting our students where they are and getting them where they need to be, Ewing, New Jersey. 10.18260/1-2--45118

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