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PEREZ-VILLALOBOS, Maria V.; COBO-RENDON, Rubia C.; SAEZ, Fabiola M.  and  DIAZ-MUJICA, Alejandro E.. A Systematic Review of the Student Self-Control Ability and Academic Performance in University Life. Form. Univ. [online]. 2018, vol.11, n.3, pp.49-62. ISSN 0718-5006.

The present work had three objectives: (1) to identify the research designs most used in studies on the relationship between self-control and academic performance in university students, (2) to present the conceptualizations of self-control and academic performance in those studies and (3) to identify the degree of association between these variables. A systematic review of the literature was performed by reviewing the databases: Web of Science, Scopus, Scielo and Eric, with the descriptors "university students, self-control and academic performance". A total of 173 articles were found, articles that show that the predictive-explanatory research designs are the most used for the study of the relationship between self-control and academic performance. The work shows that there is a direct relationship between self-control and academic performance, observable when objective measures are used to study these variables.

Keywords : systematic review; self-control; university students; academic performance.

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