Masters Theses


"Time management is a particularly troublesome example of a difficult resource allocation decision due to the absolute amount any one person has to work with. Many schools are emphasizing non-traditional and extracurricular learning experiences for undergraduate engineering students. These include activities such as incorporating service-learning projects into the classroom, involving students in design competitions (e.g., solar car, concrete canoe), and promoting involvement in traditional campus organizations. This study was intended to apply current motivational models to the conditions present in engineering educational environments. In the present study, students from the University of Missouri-Rolla campus (n=115) were surveyed in order to investigate the development of habits and attitudes that students carry with them into the workplace after graduation. This study examined the influences on students' priorities for allocating their time, as well as their perceptions of whether academic achievement or social involvement was more important. This study presents data relating key personality and motivational factors to patterns of student social involvement, organizational commitment, academic performance, work habits, and attitudes. In addition, this study presents implications for engineering educators and potential cost-benefit trade-offs for particular student subpopulations"--Abstract, page iii.


Spurlock, David

Committee Member(s)

Raper, Stephen A.
Myers, Donald D., 1939-2009


Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Engineering Management


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 2005


ix, 104 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 101-103).


© 2005 Daniel Jaye Bailey, All rights reserved.

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Thesis - Restricted Access

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Subject Headings

Students -- Time management
Motivation in education
Student activities -- Psychological aspects
Academic achievement

Thesis Number

T 8808

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