ERIC Number: ED049051
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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An Investigation of the Relationships Between Selected Psychological Characteristics of Students and Performance in an Audio-Tutorial Genetics Program.
Haakonsen, Harry Olav
Linear regression analyses were used to determine the effectiveness of the Cooperative School and College Ability Test and the Fluency Test in predicting student performance on the achievement tests used in an audio-tutorial elementary genetics program at Syracuse University. Personality factors (Stern's Activity Index scores) were also used. The cognitive tests were of most value in predicting achievement, accounting for 38 percent of the variance. The addition of the personality factors did not significantly increase the multiple correlation. Achievement could best be predicted by an equation incorporating SCAT-Q scores, student sex, and scores on Word Fluency, Dependency Needs, Ideational Fluency, and SCAT-V. The reactions of students to the audio-tutorial genetics course were also obtained; students generally enjoyed and approved of the method. (Author/AL)
Descriptors: Achievement, Biology, College Science, Doctoral Dissertations, Genetics, Instruction, Programed Instruction, Student Characteristics
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Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY.