ERIC Number: ED158678
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun-23
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of the Grade Point Averages of Freshman Students Living in Dormitories with the Grade Point Averages of Commuting Students at Castleton State College.
It was hypothesized that students living in campus dormitories would have a significantly higher grade point average than students commuting to colleges. The population used in the study consisted of freshman students completing their first academic year during the spring of 1976, 1977, and 1978. The means of the grade point averages for each year were determined and statistically compared by T-test. The results for the years 1976 and 1977 indicate significant differences in the means of the grade point averages, but 1978 data indicate no significant differences. The hypothesis was proved to be incorrect; the means of the commuting student were significantly higher. It is concluded that the commuting student does better, or equally as well, as the dormitory student as indicated by the means of the grade point averages. (Author/LBH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Castleton State College VT
Note: Best available copy; A practicum presented to Nova University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Education.