/Conscientiousness

Conscientiousness is one of the 12 traits of social responsibility. A conscientious person wishes to do what is right. A conscientious person does their work or duty well and thoroughly.

UA Researcher finds link between parenting styles, workplace behaviors

If you're having problems at work, there's a chance that your parents might share some of the blame, claims Dr. Peter Harms, a University of Alabama researcher.   "It seems cliché, but, once again, we end up blaming mom for everything in life," said Harms while laughing. "It really is about both parents, but because [...]

School bullying linked to lower academic achievement, research finds

A study that tracked hundreds of children from kindergarten through high school found that chronic or increasing levels of bullying were related to lower academic achievement, a dislike of school and low confidence by students in their own academic abilities, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.   While pop culture often [...]

Researcher finds link between parenting styles and workplace behaviors

Researcher finds link between parenting styles and workplace behaviors Source: University of Alabama, Culverhouse College of Commerce   If you're having problems at work, there's a chance that your parents might share some of the blame, claims Dr. Peter Harms, a University of Alabama researcher.   "It seems cliché, but, once again, we end up blaming [...]

3 Super-Helpful Ways to Brainstorm Topics for the College Essay (Infographic)

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4 Key Ingredients to Cure “Common Core Math Frustration Syndrome”

4 Key Ingredients to Cure “Common Core Math Frustration Syndrome” For many parents, it’s an all too familiar scenario. Your child is doing his homework in the dining room. Loud, angry exhales and the sound of a furious eraser tells you he is obviously frustrated by his math [...]

Parents’ presence when TV viewing with child affects learning ability

Parents’ presence when TV viewing with child affects learning ability Source: Texas Tech University   Parents' Presence When TV Viewing with Child Affects Learning Ability The study conducted in the College of Media & Communication shows an increased physiological change in children when parents view programs with them as opposed to being in a separate room. [...]

Reducing academic pressure may help children succeed

Children may perform better in school and feel more confident about themselves if they are told that failure is a normal part of learning, rather than being pressured to succeed at all costs, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.   "We focused on a widespread cultural belief that equates academic success [...]

Overconfidence Among Teenage Students Can Stunt Crucial Reading Skills

Too much confidence among teenage students can be harmful. In a study that reinforces the danger of indiscriminately bolstering a child's self esteem -- whether the child earns that distinction or not -- the results show a clear connection between overconfident students and low reading comprehension, and suggest recommendations for parents and teachers.   "While [...]

Empathetic teachers enhance children’s motivation for learning

Empathetic teachers enhance children's motivation and academic skills, such as reading, writing and arithmetic skills. A positive atmosphere created by the teacher also safeguards and increases children's motivation for learning, according to the Finnish First Steps study currently ongoing at the University of Eastern Finland, the University of Jyväskylä and the University of Turku.   [...]