ERIC Number: ED163016
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Validity of A Measure of "Academic Motivation" for Forecasting Freshman Achievement at Seven Liberal Arts Colleges.
Wilson, Kenneth M.
Seven liberal arts colleges participated in exploratory studies designed to determine the predictive value vis-a-vis freshman grades of scores from a 208-item, self-report inventory, the Personal Values Inventory (PVI). The PVI was developed to yield scores relatively independent of traditional measures of scholastic aptitude but at the same time related to academic performance in schools and colleges. Scores from several PVI scales, particularly that labelled Persistence, were moderately correlated with Freshman Average Grade in every college. The PVI scale-scores studied were relatively independent of Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores. Predictions of Freshman Average Grade based on a battery which included PVI scale-scores along with four academic predictors (SAT-Verbal, SAT-Mathematics, class rank, and the average of College Board Achievement scores) were more closely related to Freshman Grades than predictions based only on the four academic predictors. (Author/CTM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers: Personal Values Inventory (Schlesser and Finger); Scholastic Aptitude Test