ERIC Number: ED081358
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jul-13
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Biographical Data as Predictors of College Grades of Negroes and Whites.
Ellison, Robert L.; And Others
This study examines the effectiveness of biographical inventory data as a predictor of college performance particularly among the disadvantaged where current college entrance procedures provide less than a satisfactory alternative. The sample consisted of 1,640 students of which 982 were in special admissions programs, 554 were regular admission students and 104 were students in a black university. Students were administered form ALPHA II of the biographical inventory. Results indicated the biographical data were generally equally effective or slightly superior to the high school performance measures in predicting college G.P.A. Biographical scoring keys did not provide any differentiation between blacks and whites. It was observed that the degree of relationship between biographical data and race was largely a function of the criterion-race relationships. An extensive bibliography is included. (MJM)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Behavioral Research in Creativity, Salt Lake City, UT.