ERIC Number: ED035910
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun-20
Reference Count: 0
Predicting College Success Among Minority Youth: An Analysis in Highly Selective Colleges.
Spuck, Dennis W.; Stout, Robert T.
This study is concerned with the prediction of college success in a group of primarily low socio-economic status (SES) Mexican-American youth. A total of 32 college freshmen participated, most of whom were poor and had below average academic averages as measured by high school grade point average. Selected sets of cognitive and personality measures are used as predictor variables, and the concept of college success was enlarged to include student ratings by professors and student self-ratings, in addition to college grade point average. The success measures represent only the student's first semester in college and therefore the results presented are indicative rather than conclusive. They include: (1) cognitive measures, such as those in the ability cluster used in this study, are highly questionable predictors of future college success in minority populations; (2) non-intellective measures, such as personality variables, may be useful as predictors in minority populations and further emphasize the need for research in this area. (KJ/Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Claremont Graduate School and Univ. Center, CA.
Note: Paper presented at Western Psychological Association Convention, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 18-21, 1969