This study explores how time management and the perception of control over time contribute to undergraduates success in college. Although students have good grades in college, they may not be able to achieve the desirable combination of a high GPA, extracurricular involvement and a career-related employment history. Students often become overwhelmed with the pressure to achieve this success, but lack the time management skills to balance everything. This paper explores how students best use their time in order to gain college success. Extant literature suggests that students who are more involved on-campus with academics, extracurricular activities and employment opportunities achieve greater success in college due to higher levels of perceived time management skills. Further, it suggests that college success does not rely solely on students' time management behavior, but more on their perception of control over time, regardless of the amount of involvement in both school-related and nonschool-related activities.
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James P. Gleason
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Twehues, Ashley, "Success and the Balance of Commitment and Time: Effects of Perceived Time Management Control on College Student Performance" (2013). Honors Theses. 130.