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The Thriving Quotient

In March 2014, Teachers College students will be invited to participate in the The Thriving QuotientTM (TQ).  According to the Thriving Quotient's website, TQ is an instrument that was developed to measure the academic, social, and psychological aspects of a student’s college experience that are most predictive of academic success, institutional fit, satisfaction with college, and ultimately graduation. The 26 items on the TQ cluster onto 5 scales:

  • Engaged Learning – a measure of the degree to which students are meaningfully processing what happens in class, energized by what they are learning, and continuing to think about it outside of class
  • Academic Determination – a measure of students’ goal-directedness, investment of effort, and regulation of their own learning and use of time
  • Positive Perspective – a measure of students’ optimism, explanatory style, and subjective well-being
  • Social Connectedness – a measure of students’ involvement in healthy relationships and social support networks, whether on or off campus
  • Diverse Citizenship – a measure of students’ desire to make a difference in the community around them, as well as their openness to differences in others

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