Predicting Academic Entitlement for College Students on Academic Probation Using Factors of Life Balance and Gaming Addiction

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The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between academic entitlement, gaming, addiction, and life balance. College students (n = 230) on academic probation (cumulative GPA < 2.0) enrolled at a large, public southern university participated in the study. We were able to successfully predict entitlement using life balance subscales; specifically, global health and quality of relationship subscale scores predicted academic entitlement. We did not find a significant relationship between gaming addiction and life balance. Additionally, we found that the probation students in this sample lead fairly balanced lives in most domains, but struggle with stress and academic entitlement to some degree. Implications and recommendations are also discussed.