ERIC Number: ED149400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
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Nonintellective Predictors of Academic Success in the Introductory College-Level Speech Communication Course.
Hayes, Daniel T.; Morganstern, Barry F.
Data from 212 students were collected as part of a study of factors that contribute to academic success in introductory college-level speech communication courses. Nine noncognitive predictor variables were included: speech experience, absence of speech anxiety, four indicators of aspiration/performance consistency, and three demographic variables. Results of multiple regression analyses indicated that six of the variables correlated significantly with course grade: three measures of aspiration/performance consistency, speech experience, absence of speech anxiety, and sex. Although the multiple correlation was statistically significant, the prediction equation was not viewed as theoretically meaningful, because only 15% of the variance in student grades was accounted for. (Author/AA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Study prepared at John Wood Community College