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ERIC Number: ED039304
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-6
Pages: 7
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Comparison of I.Q. and Socioeconomic Index in Predicting Grade Point Average.
Bhushan, Vidya
High school teachers and counselors, especially those concerned with the lower grade levels, should take into consideration a student's socioeconomic background along with his intellective factors whenever his academic performance is predicted. In lower grades where intelligence tests cannot be given effectively, socioeconomic status (SES) index with IQ score will be a better predictor of academic performance than prediction with IQ score alone. In the present study, a stratified random sample of three high schools (one rural, one small urban, and one large urban) was taken from the Island of Oahu. Both the urban schools had grades 7-9 only, while the rural school had grades 7-12. Data were collected for all students of grades 7, 9, and 12. From the school folders the following information was obtained for each student: group IQ score, letter grades of the previous year, and the occupation and education of the student's father or guardian. Only the 799 cases for which complete information was available were retained in the sample. Step-wise regression analysis was done for SES, IQ, and grade point average (GPA), treating the first two variables as predictors, and the last as a criterion. Results indicate that both SES and IQ contribute significantly to the prediction of GPA, but the contribution of IQ is greater than that of the former. [Not available in hard copy due to the marginal legibility of the original document.] (JM)
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Identifiers - Location: Hawaii