ERIC Number: ED202441
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Relationship of Students' Course Loads with Their Grade Point Average Scores.
Ahmed Shami, Mohammad Ansar; And Others
The relationship between course loads and grade point average (GPA) was studied in 1978-79 for undergraduate students at the College of Shariah of King Abdulaziz University, Saudia Arabia. Three groups of students were compared, based on the number of credit hours earned: 11 or less credit hours, 12 to 17 credit hours, and 18 or more credit hours. Findings are presented separately for six departments. The differences between means of the three groups for each department were found to be statistically significant. As the credit loads of the students increased, their mean GPAs also increased. The results may indicate that the subjects did not exceed the optimum course load, or that students who have high GPAs tend to take more courses. It is suggested that further research is needed to determine whether high achievers tend to take more courses and low achievers Lend to take fewer courses. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: King Abdulaziz Univ., Makkah (Saudi Arabia).