ERIC Number: ED254439
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
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Determinants of Grades in Economics.
Interest in the relationship between student characteristics and interests and economics grades led to the administration of a questionnaire to 565 students enrolled in principles of economics classes. The students who completed the questionnaire were among 1,000 students in 27 sections of macro and micro principles courses at Southeast Missouri State University. Regression analysis indicated that sex and major had little to do with semester grade in economics but that students with higher grade point averages and with more positive attitudes towards economics got higher grades in economics. Completion of accounting, computer science, college algebra, and government classes was also associated with higher grades in economics. (IS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Economics Association (47th, St. Louis, MO, April 7-9, 1983).