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ERIC Number: ED259625
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Pages: 46
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A Comparative Analysis of the Predictors of Black and White Students' Academic Achievement in College: A Case for Expanding Admissions Policies to Include Quality of the College Experience. ASHE 1985 Annual Meeting Paper.
Nettles, Michael; And Others
Academic, personal, and attitudinal/behavioral predictors of black and white students' college performance were studied, along with the effect of differences in the quality of college experiences. The sample of 4,094 students and 706 faculty from 30 southern and eastern colleges completed the Student Opinion Survey/Faculty Opinion Survey, the Student Descriptive Questionnaire, the College and University Environmental Scale, and the Higher Education Evaluation KIT. A total of 31 student, faculty, and institutional variables were used in a regression equation to predict students' college grade point averages (GPA). While most of the significant predictors of GPA were equally effective predictors for black and white students, four variables had differential predictive validity for the two races: Scholastic Aptitude Test scores, student satisfaction, peer relationships, and interfering problems. Predictors that helped to explain racial differences in college performance included high school attended and college preparation, majority/minority status in college, where students live while attending college, academic integration, feelings that the university is racially discriminatory, satisfaction with the university, and interfering problems with study habits. A list of student factors and correlation coefficients is included. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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