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ERIC Number: ED029643
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 13
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The Strong Vocational Interest Blank's AACH Scale as a Predictor of Academic Under- and Overachievement.
Almvig, Deene O.
This report investigates the predictive ability of the Strong Vocational Interest Blank's Academic Achievement Scale in identifying patterns of interest associated with good scholarship. Thirty-six males were randomly selected. Scores on the Strong Vocational Interest Blank, the Washington Grade Prediction tests, high school ranks and performance on parts of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale were analyzed to test two hypotheses related to academic achievement; (1) the mean of the actual GPA for subjects scoring in the upper half of the AACH scale does not differ from the mean of those scoring in the lower half; and (2) there is no significant interaction effect between AACH classification as an under- or overachiever and GPA. Results indicate that the Academic Achievement Scale is not an indicator of whether or not the student is motivated to achieve beyond what is expected of him, as determined by scholastic predictors. (JC)
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Identifiers: Indiana