ERIC Number: ED050127
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Faculty Perceptions of Students: Faculty Definition of Desirable Student Traits, Part II.
Davis, Junius A.
An 80-item rating scale, drawn from faculty descriptions of students, was completed by 407 faculty for 398 students in 8 institutions to ascertain desirable traits beyond those directly related to academic achievement. The items, including a student desirability variable, together with SAT scores, high school rank, and freshman grade point average, were correlated and factored by the diagonal method to permit analysis of the reliable variance in grades, desirability and desirability apart from grades. Variance in desirability beyond that attributable to level of academic performance was found. Desirability was also a matter of faculty-perceived intellectual ability and values; although these are related to academic performance, there is further substantial variance that is part of the formulation of the desirable student. The SAT, however, contributes negatively to desirability apart from grades. Limitations of the study are fully discussed. See also TM 000 174 and TM numbers 000 177-181. (Author/PR)
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Sponsor: College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.