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Inaugural StudyMode Student Psyche Report finds today's students make educational decisions with their heads, not their hearts

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- StudyMode, an ed-tech company dedicated to helping students succeed in school, today announced the results of its inaugural Student Psyche Report. The study indicates that parents and educators may need to reframe their vision of students and their priorities.



"The StudyMode Student Psyche Reports are designed to provide insight into the true nature of the student population," said Blaine Vess, CEO and co-founder of StudyMode. "With Valentine's Day on everyone's minds, we decided to investigate how students balance relationships with the rigors of school. We found that the stereotypical picture of the lovesick student who puts dating above grades is no longer a reality. Our findings show that today's students put a high value on their education, and they're prioritizing their educational goals above matters of the heart."

Among the most interesting findings, the study revealed that a combined 75 percent of students want to wait between 1 and 10 years after college graduation before getting engaged. Additionally, 40 percent of students do not even plan to meet their future spouses until after college. This is in stark contrast to the antiquated stereotype of young women attending college to obtain their "Mrs. degree."

Other significant findings from StudyMode's Student Psyche Report include:

  • Only 13 percent of students said they want to get engaged in high school or college; a mere 1 percent hoped to enter college engaged
  • Only one quarter (26 percent) of students believe that dating negatively impacts their grades
  • While 59 percent of students report never having skipped class to be with their significant other, 52 percent of students admit to texting their boyfriend or girlfriend during class
  • Twenty-seven percent of students have enrolled in a class because they thought they might get a date out of it

For the complete report, contact Danica Ross at or 310-612-9292.

From November 2013 through December 2013, StudyMode surveyed approximately 1,000 student members. The sample set represents males and females ranging from high school through graduate school. Approximately 40% of respondents indicated they were in high school, 47% indicated college and 13% indicated graduate school. Respondents were predominantly female (64%).

About StudyMode Student Psyche Reports
Each month, StudyMode serves more than 90 million visitors. StudyMode's relationship with this expansive student base puts it in a unique position to glean important insights into the lives and psyches of the student population. Such insights can provide educators, parents and mentors with an important understanding of students' values and priorities. StudyMode Student Psyche Reports are published several times a year. Topics vary and are selected to generate compelling information to enlighten the adult population about the true nature of students.

About StudyMode
StudyMode provides a network of practical online learning tools and apps to help students succeed. The flagship site,, allows students to share and review study materials such as research documents, book notes and AP notes. Other sites in the network include, where students can create, share and study flashcards. Founded in 1999, StudyMode's international network features more than 15 properties and reaches 90 million visitors per month.

Media Contacts:
Danica Ross

Jenna Richard

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