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ERIC Number: ED043325
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 5
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Academic Achievement of Transfer Students Qualifying for EOG Assistance and Non-Qualifying Students.
Wilhelm, James R.
Two matched groups of transfer students from low income families were compared in order to determine effects--if any--of non-academic factors on their academic achievement. Transfer students who applied for financial aid at the University of Missouri-Columbia (UMC) financial aids office made up the initial population from which the group samples were drawn. Two groups were then formed, based on whether or not the student qualified for an Educational Opportunity Grant (EOG). Matching was based on the location of the student's transfer institution, his classification during the initial semester at UMC, and sex. "Transfer shock" effects were minimized by excluding those who did not attend UMC for two semesters. School and College Ability Test (SCAT) scores were used to control for group ability differentials. After all controls were applied, 25 students were selected who could be matched. The comparison itself on the basis of mean GPA indicated that while the EOG students had a slightly higher GPA (though a slightly lower mean SCAT score), the difference was not significant. This result supports similar research reviewed by the author. (JO)
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Identifiers: Missouri
Note: Paper presented at the EPDA Institute for Advanced Study in Student Personnel Work in Junior Colleges and Technical Institutes, University of Missouri, Columbia, Sept. 9, 1969 to June 1, 1970