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ERIC Number: ED023387
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 11
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Non-Intellective Variables Related to Successful and Unsuccessful Students in a Junior College.
Baron, Anthony R.
This investigation sought to determine which, if any, of 14 demographic variables affected junior college success. (A GPA of 2.0 was considered successful academic achievement.) The responses of 135 full-time day students were analyzed using Chi-square. The students were all of those enrolled in electronics technology and nursing and a random selection from the transfer program. The variables were (1) residency (in or out of the college district), (2) age, (3) sex, (4) size of high school graduating class, (5) type of high school, (6) curriculum followed in high school, (7) marital status, (8) housing arrangements (on or off campus, with parents, or alone), (9) automobile ownership, (10) level of aspiration, (11) financial need, (12) vocational role, (13) extracurricular plans, and (14) work plans. The results showed that only two of these factors significantly differentiated between successful and unsuccessful students. The chances of success were greater if the student were female and/or were planning to work part time. Further investigation of specific non-intellectual variables and their influence on academic success is recommended to increase our knowledge of student behavior. (HH)
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Identifiers: Missouri