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ERIC Number: ED003043
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 94
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USE OF BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ON STUDENTS WHO DO AND DO NOT ACHIEVE IN HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE COURSES.
CLINE, VICTOR B.; AND OTHERS
A RELIABILITY ASSESSMENT WAS MADE OF A SELF-REPORTING INSTRUMENT WITH RESPECT TO ITS PREDICTIVE VALIDITY FOR SCIENCE ACHIEVEMENT. THE PURPOSES WERE TO DETERMINE IF--(1) SELF-COMPILED BIOGRAPHICAL DATA ARE REPRESENTATIVE OF ONE'S ACTUAL EARLY EXPERIENCES, (2) SCIENCE ACHIEVEMENT DEPENDS ON ONE'S SPECIFIC EARLY EXPERIENCES OR ON THE ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH THESE EXPERIENCES TAKE PLACE, AND (3) EARLY EXPERIENCES WHICH RELATE TO SCIENCE ACHIEVEMENT CAN BE RELIABLY MEASURED FROM SELF-REPORTED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION. THE FIRST PROJECT PHASE CONSISTED OF ADMINISTERING THE BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION BLANK (BIB) TO ABOUT 550 HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS. PARENTS OF THESE SUBJECTS WERE ADMINISTERED THE PARENTAL ATTITUDE RESEARCH INSTRUMENT FOR CROSS-CORRELATION WITH THE BIB RESPONSES. THE SECOND PHASE EXPLORED THE RELATIONSHIP OF BIB RESPONSES TO THE SUBJECT'S ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN SCIENCE COURSES. THE RESULTING DATA WERE SUBJECTED TO FACTOR ANALYSIS. BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ON THE BIB WAS FOUND TO BE A POWERFUL PREDICTOR OF ACHIEVEMENT IN HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE FOR BOTH ORIGINAL AND CROSS-VALIDITIES. THE RESULTS SUGGESTED THAT SELF-RATINGS ARE IMPORTANT IN EVALUATING STUDENT CHARACTERISTICS, INCLUDING PERFORMANCE, AND IN SOME CASES EVEN MORE IMPORTANT THAN STANDARD TESTS AND SCHOOL GRADES. (RS)
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Authoring Institution: Utah Univ., Salt Lake City.
Identifiers: Biographical Information Blank (Cline et al); UTAH; Utah (Salt Lake City)