ERIC Number: ED039423
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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A Study of the Relationship between Selected Variables and Academic Achievement in a Community College.
Preas, Nancy Bush
The primary purpose of this study was to determine the validity of selected predictor variables for estimating academic performance and to assess which of them were best predictors of achievement among selected community college students in North Carolina. A secondary purpose was to develop a model from the findings whereby a student could be assisted in making sound decisions congruent with his ability, achievement, interests, values, motivation, and maturity. The study was based on the assumption that academic achievement can be measured, estimated, and predicted with accuracy. Six predictor variables (the SAT-verbal, SAT-maths, English Coop., Math Pretest, HSGPA, and HSR) were used. Full predictor models were formulated for the prediction of achievement in CGPA, EGPA, and MGPA. Of the high school records HSPA was the better predictor of all three, SAT was a better predictor of CGPA and EGPA, and Math Pretest was the better predictor of MGPA. (PT)
Descriptors: Ability, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Decision Making, Doctoral Dissertations, Grade Point Average, Interests, Investigations, Learning Motivation, Maturation, Predictive Validity, Two Year College Students, Values
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Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Dept. of Adult Education.
Identifiers: North Carolina
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