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Research Report Time management strategies among HKU SPACE Community College students".

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HKU SPACE Community College Associate Degree Fall semester 2013-2014 English for Academic and Professional Purpose (Part II) Assignment 2: Research Report ?Time management strategies among HKU SPACE Community College students ? Allen (10550417) Bosco (10549003) Trevor (10550152) Yuk (10548998) Table of Content 1. Introduction -Methodology ???????????????????????????.. 3 1. Discussion 1. Function of time management???????????????????.4 2. Background information??????????????????????8 2.3 Effect of time management??????????????????..?..10 -Accuracy of time duration estimation???????????????...10 -Academic performance?????????????????????..11 2.4 Perception of control of time???????????????????..13 -Different planning methods????????????????????13 -Different planning styles?????????????????????.14 -Different planning times?????????????????????..15 1. Conclusion?????????????????????????????16 1. Recommendation??????????????????????????.16 1. Reference?????????????????????????????..18 1. Appendix??????????????????????????????.20 1. Introduction Methodology: The objective of this research is to investigate the strategies of time management among HKU SPACE Community College students. Our survey was conducted at the KEC campus of the HKU SPACE Community College and University of Hong Kong for science students. 50 questionnaires were issued in early March and all copies were answered and collected. The questionnaire is mainly focused on students? perspectives to time management and how students themselves arrange their time. There are a total of 17 questions in it. The questionnaire will be displayed in appendix Besides the primary data collected, secondary data are used as supporting data. These supporting data are found from online research and articles. Among the 50 interviewees, 31 of them were male and 19 of them were female. The graph shows that 18 out of 31 males did not have a planning habit while 7 out of 19 females interviewed did not; the 13 males and 12 females left had a planning habit. 2. Discussion 2.1 Function of time management Time is always a limited resource for students. Arrangement of time and things to do should be the . According to the survey done through the questionnaire about time management, most of the respondents agreed that time management was important. There were only 6 out of 50 interviewees suggested that time management was not important, and all of them were males without planning habit. ...read more.

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This result is similar to the finding from Strang(1981) that the ability of control the time helped females to finish the work at scheduled time. Academic performance For the male group, 8% of the males with planning habit had GPA lower than 2, both percentages of them having GPA between 2 and 3 and between 3 and 4 were 46%. Also, males without planning habit had GPA between 2 and 3 and between 3 and 4 were equal. For the female group, 33% of the females with a planning habit had GPA between 2 and 3, while 67% of them had GPA between 3 and 4. About 29% of the females without a planning habit had GPA between 2 and 3, and 71% left had GPA between 3 and 4. From the graph, we found that the distribution of GPA among students with planning habits and those without planning was very similar, for both male and female group. It could not show any relationship between having planning habit and the academic performance. The results between planning habit and GPA could not support our hypothesis, which is time management leading to a greater academic performance. According to the study done by Jamie C. Denlinger, students enrolled in demanding majors had a greater academic performance level because they had a higher level of time management. However, the result from our survey could not show a direct correlation between time management and GPA. Students? GPA had a very similar range, which was between 2 to 4. There may be some other factors which could affect students? GPA, such as students? intelligent, different subjects, different goals etc. A research done by Michelle Richardson, Charles Abraham and Rod Bond suggested that there were 5 factors which may affect students? GPA, including personal traits, motivational factors, self-regulatory learning strategies, approaches to learning and psychosocial contextual influences. That may explain why students? performance were similar between having a planning habit and not have a planning habit. ...read more.

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How much space time do you have between each activity in your plan? â¡ More than 1 hour â¡ 30-59 minutes â¡ 6-30 minutes â¡ Less than 5 minutes 1. Prioritise the following activities by using 1 (the most) – 5 (the least): â¡ Study â¡ Entertainment â¡ Exercise â¡ Family meeting â¡ Social gathering Part 2: Effective use of time 1. How well could you follow your planning? â¡ More than 75% â¡ 51-75% â¡ 26-50% â¡ 0-25% â¡ Others: ____________________ 1. When do you usually sleep? â¡ 10-11:59 p.m. â¡ 12-12:59 a.m. â¡ 1-2 a.m. â¡ Others: _____________________ 1. How often do you feel that you have too much time? â¡ Always â¡ Frequently â¡ Sometimes â¡ Rarely â¡ Never Part 3: The importance of time management 1. Do you think time management is important? â¡ Yes â¡ No â¡ Others: _____________________ 1. Do you think a timetable/ list/ schedule could help your daily performance (such as academic results and relationships)? â¡ Very helpful â¡ A little bit helpful â¡ Neutral â¡ Slightly unhelpful â¡ Very unhelpful 1. Do you think a good planning of time can reduce stress? â¡ Yes, students will become less busy. â¡ Yes, less mistakes are made. â¡ Yes, more times are saved for doing the favorite things. â¡ No, students will become more rush. â¡ Others: Yes/No, _________________________________________________ Part 4: Time management for different activities 1. What is your GPA in the most recent examination? â¡ less than 2.00 â¡ 2.00-3.00 â¡ 3.01-3.99 â¡ equal or higher than 4.00 1. On average, how much time do you spend on different activities each day? Study: ______________________ Leisure: _________________________ Family meeting: ______________ Social gathering: __________________ 1. What are your expected time for doing different activities? Study: _____________________ Leisure: _________________________ Family meeting: ____________ Social gathering: _________________ Part 5: Open-end questions 1. Do you have any special time management and strategies? ( Please specify) ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 1. Do you have any ideas you want us to know? ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ Thanks for filling out this survey. Your input is greatly appreciated. ...read more.

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