Academic entitlement does not equal higher grades

May 30, 2013

A group of student researchers at the University of Windsor has released their findings on the relationships between attitudes of academic entitlement and academic and workplace achievements. While the researchers did find that attitudes of academic entitlement are relatively uncommon, those who do exhibit such behaviour are more likely to engage in acts of academic dishonesty such as cheating, as well as being more likely to have lower grade point averages than students who have a low sense of entitlement. The research also found that high levels of academic entitlement were strong indicators of future workplace entitlement, including high expectations of job placement, raises, and bonuses. One researcher summed up the message their research has created: "you're not here to buy your degree...You're here to learn and work hard for it, so that you can eventually get a good job afterwards." uWindsor Daily News