ERIC Number: ED095763
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Academic Achievement of Red Deer College Students at Alberta Universities.
Burford, Charles Thomas
The purpose of this study was to report on the academic achievement of Red Deer College transfer students at three Alberta Universities for 1968-1971. Transfer students were matched with native students from the universities using session year, year of program, degree sought, age, sex, and first year cumulative grade-point average. These matched data were presented descriptively to indicate comparative academic performance of native and transfer students. The data were tested for significance at the .05 level of confidence on a two-tailed test of significance having first been tested for homogeneity of variance. These data were used to test eleven different hypotheses designed to investigate the effect on the academic achievement of the two matched groups on the variables of year of program, age, sex, and degree sought. It was found that Red Deer College transfers achieved academically as well as native students at the University of Calgary, and that this achievement was not affected by the variables inspected. At the University of Alberta it was found that Red Deer College transfer students achieved academically only slightly below the native students. In the third year of a degree program the transfers experienced an academic drop in achievement, especially in the categories of females, students under 25 years of age, and students seeking Bachelors of Education degrees or degrees classified as "other" in the study. (Author)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Calgary Univ. (Alberta). Dept. of Educational Administration.