ERIC Number: ED024333
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jul
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of Intellectual Factors Bearing Success in the College of Business, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.
Smith, Harold T.
To establish suitable admission requirements for freshman and transfer students in the College of Business at Brigham Young University, it was necessary to determine what factors are predictive of future success in the College. Three major areas were investigated: lower division college preparation as recorded in university transcripts; high school preparation as recorded in high school transcripts; and American College Test (ACT) results. These data were collected from the records of students who graduated or were academically suspended during 1965 and 1966. Frequency distributions, statistical tests of difference, and correlation analysis tests were processed on the computer for 783 samples. Significantly different variables which showed a high correlation with university grade point average (GPA), lower division core GPA, and grades in specific lower division core courses were considered for selection as admission requirements to the College of Business. A review was made of the relevant literature on academic success factors in general and on success factors in the College of Business. Admission practices of other colleges of business in major universities in the West were reviewed. Findings were divided into the following sections: academic status; transfer status, major department and sex; and relationship of variables. Within each section, the subfactors of lower division preparation, high school preparation, and ACT scores were examined and conclusions were drawn concerning their respective importance as predictors of success. Based on the findings recommendations concerning admission requirements were made and suggestions put forth for further research in the field. (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT. Graduate Dept. of Education.
Identifiers: Brigham Young University UT