The Impact of Study Groups and Roommates on Academic Performance

Jain, T and Kapoor, M (2013) The Impact of Study Groups and Roommates on Academic Performance. Working Paper. Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.

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Abstract

This paper uses random assignment of students to investigate the impact of study groups and roommates on academic achievement. We find that informal social interaction with roommates has a significant positive impact on academic achievement while study group peers have no discernible impact, a result driven by group heterogeneity in ability. We also find that lower ability students benefit from high ability students but not vice versa.

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Jain, TUNSPECIFIED
Kapoor, MUNSPECIFIED
Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Peer effects, Social networks, Management education
Subjects: Business and Management
Depositing User: Veeramani R
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2014 13:39
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2015 10:31
URI: http://eprints.exchange.isb.edu/id/eprint/264
Publisher URL: http://www.isb.edu
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