ERIC Number: ED204140
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
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A Study of Motivation and Other Factors as Relating to Course Achievement in Introductory College Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.
Pridmore, Brooke M.; Halyard, Rebecca A.
Results of a preliminary study that examined various factors relating to achievement in introductory level biology, chemistry, and physics classes at a public junior college are presented. Background variables, including age, sex, college major, grade point average, SAT-Verbal and SAT-Quantitative, and the sixteen-part scores of Academic Motivations Inventory (Form D) were examined as possible predictors of academic achievement. Conclusions are made which include a discussion of the finding that portions of the Academic Motivations Inventory can be useful predictors of academic achievement when coupled with other factors such as grade point average or SAT scores. (CS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Science Education Research