ERIC Number: ED314445
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
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The Effects of Race and Gender on the Academic Performance of First Time University Freshmen.
Head, L. Quinn; And Others
The effects of race and sex on the scholastic performance of university freshmen were studied in a stratified random sample of 100 subjects obtained from 1,439 freshmen at a state university. There were 20 white males, 20 white females, 20 black males, and 20 black females, and 10 males and 10 females from other ethnic groups. A three by two factorial design was selected to analyze the data, with grade point average (GPA) as the dependent variable. The Tukey Honestly Significant Difference procedure was used as a follow-up step. Results indicate that race and sex did not interact to affect GPA. Even though significant differences for GPA means among males and females were not obtained, the analysis of variance indicated statistically significant differences between races. The Tukey procedure did not indicate any significant differences between any of the ethnic groups. It is suggested that repeating the study with larger samples would provide a clearer picture of racial differences. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Little Rock, AR, November 8-10, 1989).