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ERIC Number: ED394537
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-May-20
Pages: 18
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Characteristics of Successful Students Readmitted Following Academic Suspension.
Santa Rita, Emilio
In fall 1994, New York's Bronx Community College (BCC) conducted a study of the usefulness of 50 variables in predicting the academic performance of students readmitted to the college following academic suspension. The sample consisted of 86 academically suspended students readmitted to the BCC for fall 1994. The 50 variables examined included scores on the City University of New York placement tests, Maudsley Personality Inventory, Survey of Study Habits and Attitudes, 8 educational history items, 20 biographical data items, and subjects' opinions regarding the contribution of 12 factors to their previous academic failure. Study findings, based on the students' academic performance in the re-entry semester, included the following: (1) of the 55 females in the study, 29 failed their re-entry semester, while of the 31 males, 18 failed; (2) students' past academic performance was found to be unrelated to outcomes for the re-entry semester; (3) biographical items which were positively related to success were marriage, reporting some financial concerns, and being the first born or an only child, while having "loafed" since their previous semester was related to failure; and (4) with respect to reasons for previous failure, students who expressed dissatisfaction with instructors and teaching methods, dissatisfaction with counseling, and too many personal problems were more likely to succeed upon re-entry. Contains 11 references. Data tables are appended. (TGI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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