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ERIC Number: ED011759
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jul
Pages: 95
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Reference Count: 0
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CORRELATES OF ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS IN CAREER OR TRANSFER PROGRAMS--A PILOT STUDY.
DAVIS, JUNIUS A.; LINN, ROBERT L.
IN ORDER TO DETERMINE THEIR EFFECTIVENESS IN PREDICTING OR EXPLAINING STUDENT CHOICE, PERFORMANCE, AND PERSISTENCE IN REPRESENTATIVE CAREER PROGRAMS, A TEST BATTERY WAS ADMINISTERED TO ALL ENTERING FRESHMEN AT BRONX COMMUNITY COLLEGE, FALL, 1965. GRADE AVERAGES AND SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE TEST SCORES WERE ALSO COMPILED. ANALYSES OF DATA WERE COMPLETED SEPARATELY FOR STUDENTS IN TRANSFER PROGRAMS AND THOSE IN CAREER PROGRAMS. FOR EACH GROUP OF STUDENTS, THE MEANS, STANDARD DEVIATIONS, AND INTERCORRELATIONS WERE COMPUTED FOR THE 32 PREDICTOR VARIABLES AND THE TWO CRITERION VARIABLES. THOUGH TRADITIONAL PREDICTORS OF ACADEMIC SUCCESS WERE NOT EXPECTED TO BE PARTICULARLY USEFUL FOR STUDENTS IN CAREER PROGRAMS WHERE THE GOALS AND CRITERIA OF SUCCESS ARE DIFFERENT FROM THOSE IN MORE TRADITIONAL COLLEGE PROGRAMS, THEY WERE FOUND TO BE ALMOST AS GOOD HERE AS THEY ARE IN PREDICTING SUCCESS AT MANY 4-YEAR COLLEGES. SEVERAL OF THE EXPERIMENTAL TESTS SHOWED PROMISING VALIDITIES FOR PREDICTION IN THE CAREER PROGRAMS, WITH HIGHEST CORRELATIONS IN THE NURSING PROGRAMS AND LOWEST IN THE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.; College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Academic Interest Measures; BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE QUESTIONNAIRE; Comparative Guidance and Placement Program; New Jersey (Princeton); New York (New York); Personal Values Inventory (Schlesser and Finger); SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE TEST