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ERIC Number: ED103074
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Pages: 20
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A Follow Up Study of the BCC Reverse Transfer Student Questionnaire.
Rose, Glen A.
This study deals with the reverse transfer student population at Broward Community College. In a previous study 211 reverse transfer students out of a total population of 809 reverse transfer students were mailed a questionnaire which elicited responses in various areas, including demographic information and previous academic record. 134 responses were received. As a followup to this study, student responses regarding their GPA at the original four-year college were compared to their GPA as shown on official transcripts. Of the original group of 134 respondents, only 105 had transcripts on record, hence on the followup study, N=105. The mean GPA indicated by student response was between 2.4 and 2.5. This was significantly higher than their actual mean GPA, which was between 1.9 and 2.0. 42 of the respondents had correctly stated their GPA, 45 had overstated it, while only six had understated their previous record. Subclassifications of reverse transfer students were created to see if certain categories of student had more severe academic problems than others. These subclassifications included academic majors at four-year institutions, hours attempted at the four-year college, age, sex, and hours worked while attending the four-year college. No significant differences in previous academic success could be found between the various subclassifications. (AH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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