"The New Educational Review" 2014, no. 1, s. 265-276
Within recent years the percentage of students in relation to the total population of young adults has been increasing in Poland. In search of the psychological consequences of this situation a study has been conducted on the relation between the level of activity of students and both the objective and subjective indicators
of their eff ectiveness and the level of autotelism/calculation of the initiated activities. Th e study in question has been performed among a group of 473 students of the University of Silesia, and the results thereof indicate diff erences between the non-active, averagely active and above-averagely active students in the scope of
grade point averages, the amount of granted scholarships, subjectively perceived attractiveness for colleagues as well as for the potential employer, the level of identity integration and the position in group hierarchy. Th e theoretical concept for analyses is constituted by the concept of emerging adulthood, the evolutionary
approach and the concept of career capital.