ERIC Number: ED049691
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
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Student Expectations and Experiences as Predictors of College Performance.
Dispenzieri, Angelo; Giniger, Seymour
Questionnaires measuring college expectation and experiences were administered to special program students, those below the academic level of the City of New York Community Colleges' regular matriculants, and to regular students. The purpose of the questionnaire was to determine how the prediction of academic success was related to students' expectations and experiences as college freshmen. Eight expectations and experience clusters were derived by factor analysis and served as predictors of first semester GPA and credits earned, and first year GPA and credit earned in stepwise multiple regression analyses. Demographic characteristics such as high school average and diploma track, college attended, ethnicity, sex, and student population served as control variables. Realistic expectations of academic demands, insight into personal abilities, and readiness to work hard were positively related to performance. This paper also makes recommendations for utilization of the findings by guidance counselors and educational administrators. (Author/AF)
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Authoring Institution: American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.