"Competencies That Research Suggests Are Related to College Success"

SREE 2017 Spring Conference
March 1-4, Washington, DC

"Competencies That Research Suggests Are Related to College Success"
Author: Greg Duncan


This presentation first summarizes the committee’s approach to reviewing the literatures of personality, developmental and social psychology and higher education to identify competencies that are empirically related to college success. Secondly, based on the identified competencies and drawing on the lenses of social and developmental psychology, the presentation shares a developmental framework describing how the competencies may shape students’ successful progression through college. While acknowledging the wide differences in situational contexts and individual characteristics that influence college success, the framework lays out challenges and core questions about self that college students are likely to face in common and in roughly the same order over the course of their college careers. Research underlying each of the competencies also is summarized.