ERIC Number: ED028100
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
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Factors Affecting College Students' Achievement in Science. Final Report.
Mallinson, George G.
Investigated were factors influencing science achievement at the college level of 1,191 students who graduated from 12 midwestern high schools in 1963. Factors investigated included interest, intelligence, high school achievement, and family background. Data sources included secondary school standardized tests, college transcripts, Kuder Preference Records completed during freshman and junior college years, and questionnaires completed during sophomore and junior years. Student IQ and the belief that the parents thought education important, related most significantly to achievement. Success was not related to either the size of the high school or the size of the college attended, and students of the same IQ received substantially the same grades in one type of institution of higher education as they did in another. (GR)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Western Michigan Univ., Kalamazoo.
Identifiers: Department of Health Education and Welfare; Office of Education; Science Motivation Project