Self-Discipline Outdoes IQ in Predicting Academic Performance in Adolescents

May 25 2010

This is a fascinating read…

Highly self-disciplined adolescents outperformed their more impulsive peers on every academic-performance variable, including report-card grades, standardized achievement-test scores, admission to a competitive high school, and attendance. Self-discipline measured in the fall predicted more variance in each of these outcomes than did IQ, and unlike IQ, self-discipline predicted gains in academic performance over the school year.

Self-Discipline Outdoes IQ in Predicting Academic Performance in Adolescents

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