Characteristics of a Successful University Student

By Jana Matošková, Kamil Dobeš and Jana Bilíková.

Published by The International Journal of Learning in Higher Education

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Many university students never graduate. Others may earn their diploma yet they cannot be labeled successful graduates. They are not able to seize the opportunities offered by their university education or prepare for an entry into the labor market. Who can be considered a successful student? How do such students behave and what do they do? The survey conducted herein looked for answers to these questions. The goal of the survey was to define and categorize the most important characteristics of successful students. The research was conducted among 972 students of five faculties at a university in the Czech Republic. The respondents perceived a successful student in a similar way regardless of which facility they attended, their gender or their level of study program. The main features of a successful university student include motivation, intelligence, industriousness, proactivity, fulfilling the school tasks, good grades and out-of-school activities.

Keywords: Successful Student, University, Characteristics

The International Journal of Learning in Higher Education, Volume 22, Issue 4, December, 2015, pp.91-105. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: July 24, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 810.054KB)).

Dr. Jana Matošková

Senior Lecturer, Department of Management and Marketing,, Faculty of Management and Economics, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Zlin, Czech Republic, Czech Republic

Dr. Kamil Dobeš

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Faculty of Management and Economics, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Zlín, Czech Republic, Czech Republic

Dr. Jana Bilíková

Department of Finance and Accounting, Faculty of Management and Economics, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Zlín, Czech Republic, Czech Republic