Bachelor Entrance Study TU/e (BEST) project

September 1st, 2009 - November 1st, 2012

Project description
The goal of the “Bachelor Entrance Study TU/e” (BEST) is to examine on the individual level the critical determinants of academic performance within the Bachelor study programs at the TU/e. The project aims to analyze in detail the antecedents of academic performance in terms of study progress and drop out, in order to support the overall goal of the university to enhance the level of efficiency. The project aims to specify the causal chain of several variables with the help of a longitudinal research design, in order to quantify how much of the variance in study success or failure is due to fairly stable factors (e.g. personality) and factors that students can influence themselves (e.g. learning strategies). The results of the study are expected to lead to the launch of interventions to reduce drop outs and maximize academic performance. For example, the identification of stable factors can be used to identify risk students and high potentials early with the help of a self-assessment tool, in order to optimally support those student groups. 

Bipp, T., & Kleingeld, P. A. M. (2012). Self-estimates of intelligence: interaction effects of the comparison to a specific reference group and Neuroticism. Psychological Reports, 110(2), 403-415. 10.2466/04.07.09.PR0.110.2.403-415
·       Bipp, T., Kleingeld, A., van den Tooren, M., & Schinkel, S. (2015). The effect of self-set grade goals and core self-evaluations on academic performance: a diary study. Psychological Reports, 117(3), 917-930. 10.2466/11.07.PR0.117c26z0 

Contact Person P.A.M. Kleingeld