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ERIC Number: ED038932
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 13
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The Success of the Readmitted College Student: A Multivariate Study.
Planisek, R. J.; And Others
Research has provided few guidelines or criteria which can be utilized by college deans to decide which academically dismissed students have the highest probability of success once readmitted. In this study, measures of student characteristics were sought which correlate with academic performance. 360 admission applicants, of whom 181 sought readmission and 179 were transfer students, were given the Cooperative School and College Ability Test (SCAT), the Cooperative English Test, the Activities Index, and the Sixteen Personality Factor Test (16 PF). Academic success was measured according to their Spring Quarter GPA. Although the Deans readmitted 225 students based on their test scores, only 93 chose to attend class that Spring Quarter. Significant GPA correlates were found at the .05 level or better among all categories of variables produced a multiple correlation with Spring GPA of R=.84. The major finding of this multivariate study had to do with the non-ability correlates with GPA from the 16 PF and the Activities Index. The validation of these eight correlates could have theoretical implications for counseling the low achiever. (Author/AF)
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Authoring Institution: Kent State Univ., OH.
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