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ERIC Number: ED374735
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Demand and Academic Performance in Higher Education.
Grao, Julio; And Others
This study examined the predictive factors of demand for degrees and academic performance at the University of the Basque Country (Spain). The study followed two cohorts of university students from secondary education to the completion of the third year of higher education. The data analyzed included secondary school qualifications, selectivity and registration, and completion of the third year. At the first stage bivariate descriptive analysis was carried out. Once the variables with greater predictive strength had been selected, the relationships among variables were analyzed through multivariate procedures. Data were displayed using a graphic representation in factorial planes of the different kinds of variables to facilitate comprehension and direct and global insight on the main aspects. With regard to the demand for various types of degrees the study found that employment status of the student's father and the student's previous academic performance were the strongest predictive factors. For predicting academic performance in higher education, previous performance in secondary school was the strongest predictor variable. Six figures show data and findings distributions. Contains 20 references. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain