Soumik Sarkar, Elyse Charles, Fatuma Hydara, Karen Ly, Marlene Zapata, Selamawit Asmerom AP Psychology—SY2X

RESEARCH STUDY: SENIORITIES (FINAL DRAFT) A tendency for seniors to decrease commitment towards their academic objectives

1. Peer influence can lead someone to develop seniorities. 2. People with Type B personalities are more likely to develop seniorities than those with Type A personalities.
3. 2. 3. The more stressful you are during your senior year, the more likely you are to develop seniorities. Can different types of personalities be the underlying cause in generating senioritis? Does being stressful throughout the senior year leads one to develop seniorities?

1. Does socializing or peer influence induce someone to stricken with seniorities?

Questionnaires measuring the extent of seniorities 1. 2. What are your current study habits as a senior? a. 3 or more hours a day b. 1 – 3 hours a day c. Less than an hour a day d. I do not study What were your study habits as a junior? a. 3 or more hours a day b. 1 – 3 hours a day c. Less than an hour a day d. I did not study 8. What is your current GPA? a. 95+ b. 94-85 c. 84-75 d. 74-65 e. below 65 As the school approaches to the end, how do you find yourself? a. Extremely attentive b. Somewhat attentive c. Attentive d. Somewhat distracted e. Extremely distracted



Are you having challenging moments in keeping up your classes as a senior? a. Yes 9. b. No c. I don’t prefer to answer how would you rank the schoolwork on your list of priorities? ____ Are senior activities occupying all of your thoughts? a. Yes b. No c. I do not prefer to answer

5. On a scale of 1-5 (as 5 being the least important),



What will be most likely your attitude/opinion towards your school? a. I like my school; it’s the best place to socialize 11. Apart from the midterms and finals, there are other types of exams required by each college to take in with my friends showing proficiency. What types of tests have you b. I like my school; I learned a lot from the courses taken so far? (Chose as many apply). I have taken and the teachers I had a. Regents Exams c. I do not like my school; I haven’t learn anything b. AP Exams in all these years c. IB Tests d. I do not like my school at all. d. CLEP Exams -1-

10. What are some types of courses have you chosen to take in your senior year? a. Advanced Placement b. Honors c. Graduation Requirement d. Regents Preparation e. I am apathetic in choosing my classes



Questionnaires deciphering personality types 1. 2. I feel I am… a. Much more competitive than others b. A bit more competitive than others c. About as competitive as others d. A bit less competitive than others e. Much less competitive than others When you’ve achieved an important goal, e.g. 7. graduation. What is your reaction? a. I often think it a measly step toward my ultimate goal—it would be pathetic to make a big deal out of it b. I enjoy the feeling of satisfaction for a while— before I work on achieving another goal 8. c. I reap the fruits of my labor for as long as I can When conversing with someone who has a less extensive vocabulary (i.e. lower education level)… a. I feel superior and get confidence boost out of it b. I brush them off—I have no patience for ‘slow’ people c. I pretend that I don’t notice d. I try to adjust my speech to put the other person at ease and to facilitate understanding When I am very frustrated a. People shouldn’t provoke me (for their own sake) b. I can be provoked but try to control my temper c. I step back form the situation and put things in perspective d. I withdraw, e.g. I cover up my situation I take part in recreational activities (i.e. leisurely walks, working out, reading for pleasure, playing games, etc) a. Less than once a week b. Once or twice a week c. Most of my time consists of recreational activities d. I engage in nothing but recreational activities I am ready to go but have to wait for someone else… a. I get very impatient and let it show b. I may get slightly impatient and let it show c. I may get slightly impatient but don’t let on d. I don’t mind. I enjoy the moment I am _________ admitting my mistakes a. Very uncomfortable b. Always comfortable affection between two people. What is your most likely reaction? a. I get irritated by the public display of affection b. I don’t even notice c. I am indifferent d. I smile e. I try to resist the temptation to go in for a group hug driver keeps taking bad “shortcuts” and then turns and says, “Nice day isn’t it?” How do you feel? a. I am furious b. I am very angry c. I feel a little angry d. I feel annoyed e. I feel slightly annoyed f. I don’t feel angry at all



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10. In heavy traffic on the way to an airport, your cab