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ERIC Number: ED258498
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Pages: 24
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The Use of Non-Cognitive Variables in the Prediction of Black Freshmen's Academic Performance. SAIR Conference Paper.
Rogers, Brenda H.
The validity of William Sedlacek's Non-Cognitive Questionnaire (NCQ) for predicting college grade point average (GPA) of black freshmen was studied with 259 black freshmen at North Carolina State University. The relationship of the 24 NCQ items to their first-year GPA was examined through regression analyses. In the past the regression model on which admission decisions have been based included three variables: high school GPA, and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) math and verbal scores. Predictive models for black males and females were examined separately. For both males and females, high school GPA was the best predictor of college GPA, and SAT scores were not significant. The significant NCQ items differed for males and females. Showing pride in leadership activities, not getting easily discouraged, and expecting to have a difficult time at college were three noncognitive items that predicted black males' college GPA. For black females, the most important noncognitive variable was having support from friends and relatives to attend college. The items related to pride in accomplishments and support from friends and relatives were related to GPA. The incorporation of noncognitive factors into an admission's interview is discussed, and the NCQ is appended. (Author/SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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