# Studying and Workload

### Below are questions pertaining to Reed students' feelings about studying and their academic workload.

#### How many hours on average do you spend studying for an exam? (most Reed students'...)

##### Year: 2015 Scale: 0 = none, 1 = 1-2 hours, 2 = > 2-4 hours, 3 = > 4-6 hours, 4 = > 6-8 hours, 5 = > 8-10 hours, 6 = more than 10 hours

Actual norm = 2.45 (SD = 1.36)
Perceived norm = 3.14 (SD = 1.19)
t(152) = -7.61, p < 0.008, significant

Participants report that they study for less time on average than most Reed students.

#### On average, how many hours a day do you spend on school work?

##### Year: 2013Scale: Number of hours

Actual norm = 4.96 (SD = 2.16)
Perceived norm = 5.71(SD = 1.83)
p < .0001, significant

Participants report that they spend fewer hours a day on school work than the average Reed student.

#### How often do you fail to complete an assigned reading or problem set?

##### Year: 2012 Scale: 1 (very rarely) to 7 (very frequently)

Actual norm = 2.83 (SD = 1.67)
Perceived norm = 3.53 (SD = 1.25)
p < 0.0001, significant

Participants report that they fail to complete an assignment less frequently than the average Reed student.

#### How bothered are you when you don’t complete an assigned reading or problem set?

##### Year: 2012 Scale: 1 (not at all) to 7 (extremely)

Actual norm = 5.22 (SD = 1.40)
Perceived norm = 4.38 (SD = 1.27)
p < 0.0001, significant

Participants report that they are more bothered by not completing an assignment than the average Reed student.

#### How many hours do you spend studying each day?

##### Year: 2008 Scale: Number of hours

Actual norm = 3.82 (SD = 1.25)
Perceived norm = 4.63 (SD = 1.08)
p < 0.0001, significant

Participants report that they study fewer hours each day than the typical Reed student.

#### How hard of a worker are you?

##### Year: 2008 Scale: 1 (not at all) to 7 (extremely)

Actual norm = 4.34 (SD = 1.63)
Perceived norm = 5.10 (SD = 1.28)
p < 0.0001, significant

Participants report that they are less hard working than the typical Reed student.

#### How academically productive are you?

##### Year: 2007 Scale: 1 (not at all) to 7 (extremely)

Actual norm = 6.37 (SD = 1.89)
Perceived norm = 6.81 (SD = 1.31)
p < 0.008, significant

Participants report that they are less academically productive than the typical Reed student.

#### On the average day, how many hours (outside of class) do you spend doing class-related work?

##### Year: 2007 Scale: 0.5 to 6+ hours

Self: 4.48 (SD = 1.51)

Average student in your class: 4.32 (SD = 1.18)         t(159) = 1.87, p < 0.06, significant
Average student in your year: 4.36 (SD = 1.38)              t(159) = 1.44, p < 0.15, not significant
Average Reed student: 4.52 (SD = 1.18)                        t(159) = -0.27, p < 0.79, not significant