Student morningness-eveningness type and performance: does class timing matter?

Andrew Farrell, Aarti Sood, Belinda Dewsnap, Julien Schmitt

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Abstract

Circadian rhythms have often been linked to people’s performance outcomes, although this link has not been examined within the context of University students. We therefore sought to test whether students’ perceptions of their morning-evening (ME) type had an influence on their performance on modules. We tested this hypothesis using students from a number of modules at two UK Universities. Results indicated that, contrary to our hypothesis, the further the discrepancy between a student’s ME type and the teaching time of the class, the better the student’s performance. These results have implications for teaching as student ME type could be taken into account for timetabling especially if modules need to be taught multiple times. We also provide implications for those seeking to measure ME, as our results are consistent with a 5-item ME scale, a 3-item ME scale, and a single-item ME scale.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEMAC 2013 : 42nd annual EMAC conference
Subtitle of host publicationlost in translation
EditorsSelime Sezgin, Elif Karaosmanoglu, Ayse B. Elmadag Bas
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event42nd EMAC annual conference 2013 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 4 Jun 20137 Jun 2013

Conference

Conference42nd EMAC annual conference 2013
Abbreviated titleEMAC 2013
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period4/06/137/06/13
Other42nd annual European Marketing Academy Conference

Keywords

  • morningness-eveningness type
  • circadian rhythm
  • student performance

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    Farrell, A., Sood, A., Dewsnap, B., & Schmitt, J. (2013). Student morningness-eveningness type and performance: does class timing matter? In S. Sezgin, E. Karaosmanoglu, & A. B. Elmadag Bas (Eds.), EMAC 2013 : 42nd annual EMAC conference: lost in translation