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ERIC Number: ED046785
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 179
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The Relationship of Intellective, Personality, and Biographical Variables to Success and Its Prediction in an Independent Study Science Course at the College Level.
Szabo, Michael
Selected intellectual, personality, and biographical variables were used in a multiple-correlation study to predict success in an independent study course and in a traditionally organized lecture-laboratory course in college biological science. The sample consisted of 630 Purdue underclassmen. Scores on the Guilford-Zimmerman temperament survey, high school grades in science, mathematics, social studies and English, high school graduation rank, CEEB and SAT scores, high school counsellors rating of achievement-oriented personality variables, and biographical data from a 22-item instrument were used as predictor variables. Some additional variables were developed from interactions of these variables. There were differences in the best predictors of success on the two types of course. For example, verbal aptitude and prior science achievement were related to final grade in the traditional course, but high school social studies average was related to final grade in the independent study course. The addition of personality and biographical data to intellectual variables increased the efficiency of prediction. (Author/AL)
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