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ERIC Number: ED011232
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jun
Pages: 9
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Reference Count: 0
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BACKGROUND FACTORS AND SUCCESS IN COLLEGE PHYSICS.
BOLTE, JOHN R.
FACTORS RELATED TO ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN FIRST YEAR COLLEGE PHYSICS WERE IDENTIFIED. DATA WERE OBTAINED FROM THE RECORDS OF 923 STUDENTS WHO HAD COMPLETED THE FIRST SEMESTER OF A COLLEGE PHYSICS COURSE DURING A 5-YEAR PERIOD. MULTIPLE CORRELATIONS WERE USED TO RELATE STUDENT BACKGROUND VARIABLES TO ACHIEVEMENT IN COLLEGE PHYSICS. HIGH SCHOOL GRADE POINT AVERAGE AND CLASS RANK WERE THE MOST SIGNIFICANT PREDICTORS OF ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT. HIGH SCHOOL PHYSICS WAS ALSO A SIGNIFICANT PREDICTOR. BACKGROUND IN COLLEGE MATHEMATICS AND CHEMISTRY WERE SIGNIFICANTLY RELATED AT THE .05 LEVEL TO ACHIEVEMENT IN PHYSICS. HIGH SCHOOL MATHEMATICS PREPARATION WAS NOT A SIGNIFICANT PREDICTOR OF ACHIEVEMENT IN COLLEGE PHYSICS IN THIS STUDY. THIS ARTICLE IS PUBLISHED IN THE "JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN SCIENCE TEACHING," VOLUME 4, ISSUE 2, 1966. (AG)
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Identifiers: PHYSICAL SCIENCE STUDY COMMITTEE