ERIC Number: ED045050
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct-3
Reference Count: 0
Class Attendance as a Factor in the Academic Achievement of College Students. Final Report.
Knox, John B.; And Others
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between student performance and selected learner variables, teacher variables, and variations in teaching-learning environments. Particular attention was given to the identification of learner variables associated with performance in 2 different teaching-learning environments: independent study without student-professor contact and the classroom environment involving student-professor contact in which a combination of lecture and discussion was used. Each student in introductory sociology was allowed to choose whether he would be a regular class attender or whether he would be a non-attender (self-study with attendance only for objective tests). Each of these 2 categories was subsequently divided into (1) those who had performed less well. The differences among these 4 categories on mental, demographic, and social-psychological variables were analyzed using the method of elaboration. Many differences were found between those who chose to attend and not to attend and those of each of these categories whose sociology grade was higher than their GPA. For the total sample, however, there was no significant difference between attenders and non-attenders. (Author/AF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville.