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ERIC Number: ED165836
Record Type: Non-Journal
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Pages: 33
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Academic Success of San Jose City College Students Using Selected Student Characteristics.
Reyes, Alexander
The purpose of this study was to determine the academic achievement of 1972 and 1974 Associate of Arts graduates from San Jose City College. A sample of 300 was selected from the total population of 1,871. The analysis of data focused on 11 independent variables: ethnic background, sex, marital status, high school graduation, day or evening status, transfer or vocational major, age, Davis Reading Test scores, Cooperative Mathematics Test scores, number of years to graduate, and location of high school attended. The criterion variable for academic success was grade point average (GPA). Variables found to be significantly related to GPA were sex, transfer or vocational-technical major, age, number of years to graduate, and location of high school attended. Thus, the student who is most likely to succeed was found to be female, a high school graduate, approximately 27 years old, a transfer liberal arts major, a graduate from a high school in a state other than California, and spending approximately four years to graduate from the community college. A modified predictor model was not obtainable due to a small correlation coefficient of predictability. A bibliography and and data tables are included. (Author/MB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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