ERIC Number: ED140925
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Predicting Grade Point Average, Withdrawal and Graduation from Four Allied Health Programs at Miami-Dade Community College Medical Center Campus.
Bistreich, Alan M.
The validity of seven criteria utilized in conjunction with personal interviews and School and College Ability Test scores in the selection of applicants for admission to four Allied Health programs was investigated. The independent predictor variables studied were high school grade point average (GPA), the number of high school natural science courses taken, high school English grades, high school natural science grades, high school mathematics grades, percentile rank in high school, and Miami-Dade Community College GPA at the time of selection into one of the programs. Subjects included all 91 students admitted (out of 470 applicants) for the fall term, 1974: 28 Dental Hygiene students, 23 Medical Laboratory Technology students, 25 Medical Record Technology students, and 15 Radiologic Technology students. All those admitted were full-time students expected to have good potential for graduation within a two-year period. Dependent variables were final GPA, withdrawal and graduation from each of the programs. Only three significant correlations were found: Miami-Dade GPA at the time of selection for predicting final GPA in Dental Hygiene; high school grades in natural science for predicting graduation in Medical Laboratory Technology; and high school English grades in predicting graduation in Medical Laboratory Technology. (BB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Allied Health Occupations Education, College Admission, Community Colleges, Competitive Selection, Dental Hygienists, Grade Point Average, Grades (Scholastic), Graduation, Medical Record Technicians, Medical Technologists, Predictive Validity, Predictor Variables, Radiologic Technologists, Success, Two Year Colleges, Withdrawal (Education)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Nova University. Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document