ERIC Number: ED103731
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Non-Intellective Descriptors and Predictors of Undergraduate Success: A Brief Review of the Recent Literature. Project No. 282.
de Wolf, Virginia A.
This paper zeroes in on a subset of descriptors and predictors of undergraduate success, namely those which are neither cognitive measures (such as, high school grade point averages or aptitude test scores) nor personality test variables. The descriptors and predictors considered are broadly classed as: high school related; family and peer related; and student related. Articles published since 1966 are reported for each descriptor or predictor and typified according to whether the results reported were "meaningful" or "not meaningful." The lack of uniformity in definition of descriptors and predictors, the variety of undergraduate success criteria, the diversity of statistical techniques employed, and the wide-range of sampling approaches used, all pose hazards in drawing conclusions. (Author)
Descriptors: College Students, Educational Environment, Higher Education, Individual Characteristics, Literature Reviews, Predictor Variables, Research Problems, Success
Educational Assessment Center, University of Washington, 1400 Campus Parkway, PB-30, Seattle, Washington 98195
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Educational Assessment Center.