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ERIC Number: ED086937
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
Pages: 13
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Change and "Academic Illness": Some Implications for the Prediction of College Grades.
Harris, Paul W.; And Others
This paper describes the value of life change as a nonintellectual predictor of college grades. A correlation was sought between the amount of change experienced and grade point average (GPA) accumulated by students during their freshman year. Three hundred freshmen were evenly divided into low, medium, and high academic risk groups as indicated by college entrance examinations. Fisher's t test on life change totals revealed that low GPA subjects in each group had experienced significantly greater amounts of change. Significance levels were .05 for the low risk group and .01 for the medium and high risk groups. These results indicate that life change warrants additional study and holds promise of being a nonintellectual variable with which to supplement existing methods of predicting college grades. (Author)
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