ERIC Number: ED021298
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
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Cognitive Style, Personal Needs and Academic Achievement.
Poe, Charles A.; Bartz, Wayne H.
This study was designed as an initial exploration of certain relationships of academic achievement, personal needs, and cognitive style. The relationship of the Edwards Personal Preference Schedule (EPPS) need for achievement and actual academic achievement (grade averages) in a sample of college students was explored. Also investigated was the relationship of Rotter's expectancy for control of reinforcement inventory (I-E) to (a) the EPPS need for achievement, and (b) quarter grade averages. The data supported the hypothesized relationship of need for achievement and actual achievement. Contrary to expectations, the data did not support the hypothesized relationship of the expectancy of internal control of reinforcement to either need for achievement or actual achievement. Certain male-female differences in needs related to actual achievement were noted. (Author/IM)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Speech presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, Detroit, Michigan, April 7-11, 1968