ERIC Number: ED034119
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
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Factors Related to the Academic Success of Male College Students from Five Selected Wisconsin Counties.
Schroeder, Wayne Lee
Relationships were sought between selected background factors and college academic success of 186 male high school graduates of 1957 from five Wisconsin counties who attended college a minimum of one year. Background data came from high school academic records and by five questionnaires administered over a five year period. College academic data (first year overall grade point averages plus course averages) came from official transcripts. Findings included the following: (1) all high school academic factors, including grade point averages in language, pure science, mathematics, social science, and in all courses, correlated positively with corresponding college averages; (2) the 24 nonacademic factors as a group added relatively little to prediction; (3) those whose high school course interests were influenced by the challenging, stimulating, or problematical nature of courses earned significantly higher college averages; (4) those who had been interested in pure science and mathematics, surpassed other groups in college except the group indicating interest in high school language. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Students, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Background, Employment, Grades (Scholastic), High School Students, Intelligence, Longitudinal Studies, Males, Motivation, Personality, Prediction
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison.
Note: Ph. D. Thesis