ERIC Number: ED181847
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
The Association of Achievement and Date of Declaring a Major. Indiana Studies in Higher Education, Number Forty-Three.
Chase, Clinton I.; Keene, John M., Jr.
Four groups of students were compared on cumulative grade point average, total credit hours attempted, and differences between predicted and actual grade point average (GPA). The four groups of students were formed by the semester in which they declared a major: students declaring in the third semester made up one group, those declaring in the fourth semester made up another, those declaring in the fifth, and those not declared by the fifth semester were the last groups. Early declarers tended to take more hours, achieve better in those heavier loads and achieve beyond predicted levels; whereas late declarers took fewer hours, had lower levels of achievement and tended to perform below predicted levels. For the four groups, means and standard deviations are provided for Scholastic Aptitude Test scores, relative high school rank, cumulative GPA, cumulative hours of college enrollment, and the difference between actual cumulative GPA and predicted cumulative GPA. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Aptitude Tests, College Students, Credits, Decision Making, Grade Point Average, Grade Prediction, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Majors (Students), Predictor Variables, Time
Bureau of Evaluative Studies and Testing, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Bureau of Evaluative Studies and Testing.