The Relationship between Personal Growth Initiative & GPA results of university students in Hong Kong. 09P023 Chan Mei Ling Pic from themindgarden.wordpress.com/ Conceptual definition: PGI is the involvement of an individual on improving, growing and developing as a person (Robitschek, 1998). Operational definition: The level of personal growth initiative is measured by the PGI Scale (PGIS). Personal Growth Initiative Pic from www.aeoluscoaching.com/Workshops.html Conceptual definition: GPA is a university’s scoring system to indicate students’ levels of comprehension of disciplines within an academic term. Operational definition: Grade Point Average Pic from www.improvedlives.com/ GPA score is a kind of achievement, if PGI is related to GPA results, educators can help to improve university students’ GPI, as Higher PGI Better GPA results Better Achieveme nt Research Purpose Pic from www.mcchin.biz Hypothesis Pic from www.stylehive.com Population: All university students in HK Sample size: At least 40 students in SYU Instrument: A questionnaire with PGI Scale Research Method: Survey 09P023 Meiling Questionnaire: Personal Growth Initiative and GPA results Using the scale below, circle the number which best describes the extent to which you agree or disagree with each statement. 1 = Definitely disagree 2 = Mostly disagree 3 = Somewhat disagree 4 = Somewhat agree 5 = Mostly agree 6 = Definitely agree Disagree Q1 I know how to change specific things that I want to Agree 1 2 3 4 5 6 change in my life. Q2 I have a good sense of where I am headed in my life. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Q3 If I want to change something in my life, I initiate the 1 2 3 4 5 6 transition process. Q4 I can choose the role that I want to have in a group. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Q5 I know what I need to do to get started toward 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 reaching my goals. Q6 I have a specific action plan to help me reach my goals. Q7 I take charge of my life. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Q8 I know what my unique contribution to the world 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 might be. Q9 I have a plan for making my life more balanced. Q10. Gender: Male / Female The Questionnaire Q11. Your latest GPA result is __________. 1. Distribute Questionnaires to students individually with the consent form. 2. Each questionnaire only takes about 5 minutes to finish. 3. Collect data from questionnaires. 4. Analysis the collected data. Procedure The GPA results collected from the questionnaire will be compared with the total PGI score. Pearson correlation will be used to calculate whether there is a relationship between PGIS and GPA results. Data analysis 22 March to 18 May Items Week1 Week2 Week3 Week4 Week5 Week6 Week7 Week8 Literature Review Material Designs Research Sampling Data Collection Data Analysis Writing Report Progress Chart Pic from www.self-esteem-enhances-life.com/ References University of Pennsylvania (2007). Positive Psychology Questionnaires. Retrieved March 18, 2010 from, Positive Psychology Center: http://www.ppc.sas.upenn.edu/ppquestionnaires.htm Robitschek, C. (1998). Personal growth initiative: The construct and its measure. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 30(4), 183-198. Retrieved from PsycINFO database.