Character Strengths and Academic Achievements of Undergraduate College Students of Guwahati, Assam

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Title Character Strengths and Academic Achievements of Undergraduate College Students of Guwahati, Assam
Creator Choudhury, Sabiha Alam
Borooah, Indranee P.
Subject Psychology
Character strengths, academic achievement, students
Description Character strengths, as conceptualised by the Values-In-Action (VIA) strengths classification system, are core characteristics of individuals that allow people to be virtuous (Seligman 2002). They are moral, intrinsically valuable, and ubiquitous traits that can be developed and enhanced. Social psychologists and sociologists consider achievements in college or university level, because of recognition and proper utilisation of the character strengths possessed by the individual students. The current study was conducted amongst 240 undergraduate college students of arts stream (60 males and 60 females) and science stream (60 males and 60 females) falling within the age group of 18-21 years, with the aim of finding out if the character strengths of the male and female undergraduate students are associated with their college academic achievements. It was found that significant correlation existed between appreciation of beauty and excellence, fairness, forgiveness, honesty, humour, kindness, love of learning and humility with the academic achievement of the students.
Publisher Alliance for Community Capacity Building
Contributor Department of Psychology , Gauhati University
Date 2017-06-30
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Format application/pdf
Source Space and Culture, India; Vol 5 No 1 (2017): Space and Culture, India; 49-64
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2017 Sabiha Alam Choudhury

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