ERIC Number: ED030141
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Student Characteristics as Moderators Within Curriculum.
Rock, Donald A.
A generalization of the moderated regression system was applied to obtain information concerning the interactions between groups of high school students and their attributes when predicting a criterion of success within a curriculum. Groups whose success within a curriculum exceeds that expected from the normal prediction equations, were identified. Participants were 403 students in the academic curriculum, 166 students in the business curriculum, and 137 students in the general curriculum. Rank in the senior class, independent of curriculum, was compared with seventh grade Sequential Test of Educational Progress math, science, social studies, reading, and writing scores. The potential moderators were: (1) the number of semesters of math, (2) father's feelings about post high school education, and (5) the extra-curricular activity level. Father's education level, and parental encouragement were positively related to prediction, parental encouragement for post high school education, and a high level of extra curricular activity were also related. The one characteristic finding throughout was that an indifferent or negative parental attitude led to underachievement. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, San Francisco, California, August 30--September 3, 1968.