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ERIC Number: ED051749
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Aug-3
Pages: 9
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The Transfer Student: An Institutional Variable in the Analysis of Junior Year College Marks.
Schell, Robert E.
The purpose of this study was to examine college grades of students, transfer and native, to determine the relationship between grades and transfer status, sex, college division, and major field of study, and their interaction to determine if these variables were related to student achievement. The study focused on the two institutional characteristics: division and major field, and on the joint relationship of variables. The subjects of the study were 128 randomly selected students attending the State University of New York at Oswego. Transfer students were defined as those who had completed more than 30 hours at another institution, while native students were defined as those who had completed less than six semester hours at another institution. The relationships between the independent and dependent variables were analyzed by means of a completely randomized 2X2X2X2X factorial of variance. The results indicated that non-science majors had a significantly higher GPA than did science majors, and that there was a statistically significant interaction between transfer status and the division enrolled: transfer students did better in the Division of Professional Studies, while the native did better in the Division of Arts and Sciences. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Oswego. Coll. at Oswego.