ERIC Number: ED024717
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov-13
Reference Count: 0
The Factor Structure of Variables Used in the Prediction of Performance of College Students from Disadvantaged Backgrounds.
Brown, Roscoe C., Jr.; Henderson, Edward H.
The document presents the findings of a multiple regression analysis and a factor analysis of variables used in the prediction of student performance after two years of participation in Project APEX. This project seeks to demonstrate that 24 disadvantaged students with college potential can succeed in a special university program. Subjects were given three months of college preparatory instruction prior to admission to a special program at New York University. The factor analysis showed that the students' performance is a function of the interaction of intellectual and personality characteristics. It is suggested that "continued emphasis should be placed on the importance of motivation and personality in the college achievement of students from disadvantaged backgrounds." (See also UD 006870.) (NH)
Publication Type: N/A
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Identifiers: New York University; Project APEX
Note: Paper presented at the meeting of Educational Research Association of New York State (November 13, 1967).