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ERIC Number: ED017019
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 56
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Reference Count: 0
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A STUDY OF THE RELATIONSHIP OF ASSOCIATIONAL PATTERNS TO ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AT A STATE UNIVERSITY.
BATES, FREDERICK L.; MILLER, H.M.
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ASSOCIATIONAL PATTERNS AMONG COLLEGE STUDENTS AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE ARE STUDIED. THE HYPOTHESES ARE--THE PATTERN OF ASSOCIATIONS IS RELATED TO ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE, AND CHANGE IN ASSOCIATION PATTERNS OVER TIME IS RELATED TO ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE. HIGH ACHIEVING ENTERING FRESHMEN ATTENDING A FRESHMEN ORIENTATION CAMP IN TWO SUCCESSIVE YEARS CONSTITUTED THE SAMPLE. DATA WAS OBTAINED THROUGH QUESTIONNAIRES AND INFORMATION FROM THE REGISTRAR'S OFFICE. THE METHODS OF MEASURING ASSOCIATIONAL PATTERNS WERE--(1) THE VOLUME OF ASSOCIATION OF A GIVEN INDIVIDUAL, (2) SIMILARITY OR DIFFERENCE AMONG ASSOCIATES, AND (3) THE SOCIAL CONTEXT WITHIN WHICH ASSOCIATION TAKES PLACE. SEVERAL CHI-SQUARE ANALYSES WERE MADE. RESULTS ARE DISCUSSED IN TERMS OF VOLUME OF ASSOCIATION AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE, ASSOCIATIONAL SIMILARITY, SOCIAL PARTICIPATION IN ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE, AND CLOSURE (RATE OF FORMING ASSOCIATIONS) AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE. THE DATA SHOW THAT THERE IS A WEAK RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE ASSOCIATIONAL PATTERNS A COLLEGE STUDENT ESTABLISHES AND HIS LEVEL OF PERFORMANCE. FACTORS OTHER THAN ASSOCIATIONAL PATTERNS ENTER STRONGLY INTO THE INDIVIDUAL'S ATTAINMENT OF A PERFORMANCE LEVEL AND TEND TO MASK THE EFFECTS OF ASSOCIATIONAL PATTERNS. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens.
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