ERIC Number: ED207636
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of the Relationships of Academic Success and Selected Achievement/Attitude Tests.
Dutrow, Anita Marceca; Houston, Charles A.
A study was conducted at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College (DSLCC) to examine the relationships between reading achievement, academic major, selected personality variables, grade point average (GPA), and scores on the College Guidance and Placement Test (CGPT). The Iowa Silent Reading Test, the Survey of Study Habits and Attitudes, and the California Personality Inventory were administered to 172 students enrolled in all of the English classes offered at DSLCC during spring 1980. The study revealed the following: (1) reading test scores were not significantly related to GPA; (2) GPA correlated significantly with CGP scores and the personality characteristics of self-acceptance, responsiblity, tolerance, achievement via independence, high intellectual efficiency, and femininity; (3) flexibility, self-control, CGP scores, and work delay avoidance were found to contribute significantly to GPA; (4) study skills inventory scores were not significantly related to GPA; and (5) femininity and achievement via independence were significantly related to a GPA above 3.0. The study report includes recommendations for further study, statistical data tables, and a bibliography. (KL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Dabney S Lancaster Community College VA
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Association for Community College Research (Orlando, FL, July 20-22, 1981).