Academic entitlement as an area of study is gaining momentum in educational research The research described in this paper attempts to promote an understanding of academic/student entitlement that can lend itself to increased understanding of student entitlement that will allow educators and students to be successful and achieve their individual and common goals. Both qualitative and quantitative data are provided. Additionally, understanding student entitlement by considering the impact on higher education of both Millennials and the corporatization of universities is explored. The need for researchers to clearly define the construct of academic entitlement while arguing that the definition of academic entitlement should be consistent with the definitions of psychological entitlement is addressed. This article proposes a definition and suggests that different research teams working in the area should communicate with the intent of developing a common definition of academic entitlement. Four dimensions of student entitlement are proposed (accommodation, reward for effort, control, and product value) and the correlations between student entitlement and learning orientation are presented.
|Keywords:||Academic Entitlement, Student Entitlement, Higher Education, Millennials|
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Graduate Student, Department of Psychology, Applied Social Area, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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