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ERIC Number: ED124637
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 99
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Non-Intellective Factors in the Prediction of Academic Success of Urban College Freshmen.
Fox, James Arthur
The purpose of this study was to determine which personality traits as measured by the California Psychological Inventory (CPI) are predictive of academic achievement in urban college freshmen of the Federal City College. The measures of achievement were grade point average (GPA) and the Comparative Guidance and Placement Program (CGPP) test battery. The findings indicated the following: (1) there is a significant positive relationship between grade point average (GPA) and the California Psychological Inventory for male and female Federal City College students; (2) the Responsibility, Intellectual Efficiency, Self-Control and Capacity for Status CPI scales are not significantly related to GPA for male or female students; but, for female students, there is a significant positive relationship collectively; (3) the relationship between the scales Sociability, Flexibility, Achievement via Independence, and Tolerance and GPA is insignificant; (4) the statistical relationships among the variables Community, Achievement via independence, Socialization and GPA for male students is insignificant; for female students, the collective CPI scales are significantly related to GPA as well as the single scale Community; and, (5) there is an insignificant negative relationship between GPA and the Femininity scale of CPI for males and a significant positive relationship for females. (Author/JM)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia