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ERIC Number: ED049488
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr-27
Pages: 14
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This paper relates the non-intellectual characteristics of medical school applicants to subsequent success in medical school. The hypotheses investigated were: (1) there is a relationship between verbal and quantitative ability and medical school achievement; (2) these ability measures are related to non-intellectual as well as intellectual factors; and (3) deviations from predicted performance will be related to non-intellectual factors thus affording clues to better understanding of achievement in terms of needs, temperaments, and value systems of the students. It was found that Verbal Ability and Quantitative Ability Scores on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT); medical school cumulative grades; and the deviation of grades from those which would have been predicted by the MCAT scores separately were related to scores on the Edwards Personal Preference Schedule, on the Thurstone Temperament Schedule, and on the Allport-Vernan-Lindzey Study of Values. Correlation coefficients tended to be of low magnitude and the non-intellectual variables were often quite different from study to study. (RSM/Author)
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Note: Paper presented at the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers, St. Louis, Missouri, April, 1971