ERIC Number: ED204135
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Predicting Science Achievement of University Students on the Basis of Entry Characteristics: A Replicated Study.
Yeany, Russell H.; And Others
Reported are results of a replicated study designed to examine the relationships between university students' entry characteristics and achievement in biological science. Variables selected for examination included scholastic aptitude test (SAT) scores (quantitative and verbal); locus of control; grade point average; and achievement motivation. Data on characteristics of introductory biology students (N=175) were collected through standardized tests or from student files. Data on achievement variables were collected with multiple-choice objective referenced tests. A total of four achievement tests was administered across one semester of study. Regression analysis and general linear model procedures were used to examine the data. Results include the finding that GPA was the single best predictor, with SAT (quantitative or verbal) as the second best predictor. Results are compared to the original Georgia study. (CS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Science Education Research
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (54th, Grossinger's in the Catskills, Ellenville, NY, April 5-8, 1981). For related document, see SE 035 231.