ERIC Number: ED045039
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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Maturity as a Variable in Predicting Academic Success.
The primary purpose of this study was to determine whether maturity was a variable which contributes to academic success and thus should be regarded in the prediction of success and in the admission of students. A random smaple of 15 female students each was drawn from two groups of entering freshmen at the University of Missouri-Columbia. In the first group were those whose birthdates fell from 1924-1947, and in the second group were those with birthdates in 1950 to 1951. A grade index (GI) was computed by averaging the T scores for the School and College Ability Test (SCAT) total and high school ranks (HSR). A Pearson Product Moment correlation was used to test for correlations between the GI and GPA for each group and to test for correlations between predicted and actual GPA for each group. The results indicated that the mean of obtained GPA's for the older group was 2.67 as compared with 2.22 for the younger group, with near identical GI's. For the older group, the correlation between GPA and GI was significantly different from 0. This was not true for the younger women. The older group made .6 grade points greater than predicted; the younger group only .1 greater. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Coll. of Education.