Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
The current project sought to examine the relationship between delay discounting, self-control training, and academic achievement center utilization. The first aim of this study was to assess the relationship between delay discounting and academic achievement. The second aim of this study was to determine if students who were more responsive to self-control training were more likely to utilize an academic achievement center. The third aim of this study was to evaluate self-reported probability, effort, time to degree, and magnitude expectations regarding academic decisions in relation to discounting and willingness to utilize an academic achievement center. Students completed a hypothetical money choice task, an escalating interest video game task, and a series of questionnaires related to academic behavior and future career expectations. The current study found no significant relationships between delay discounting, self-control training, academic achievement center utilization, academic variables or career expectations.
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