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ERIC Number: ED056330
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 11
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The Limitations of the Interaction Hypothesis in Regard to Ability Grouping.
DuCette, Joseph; Wolk, Stephen
The question of an interaction over time between ability grouping and personality variables was the focus of the present study which examined pertinent data from 260 female high school students. Two standardized personality instruments, in addition to several scales designed by the E's, were administered to students of the upper and lower ability tracks in a Catholic high school, grades 9 and 12. Ss in the lower track were found to have a lower need for achievement, a higher need to avoid failure, and a higher average score of test anxiety than Ss in the upper track. The effects of ability grouping did interact with grade level for a correlate of personality, level of aspiration. Relative to Ss in the upper track, lower track Ss experienced a reduction in level of aspiration over time. Both future directions of associated research and educational practices were discussed within the context of the present findings. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA.