ERIC Number: ED404108
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Student Attitudes and Academic Background as Predictors of Achievement in College Mathematics.
House, J. Daniel
A number of studies have examined the relationships between noncognitive variables, such as academic self-concept and achievement expectancies, and subsequent academic performance. Results from a recent study indicated that noncognitive variables were more effective predictors of college chemistry grades than were admissions test scores or high school coursework. The purpose of this study was to investigate the predictive relationship between initial student attitudes, admissions test scores, high school mathematics coursework, and subsequent achievement in college mathematics. Subjects (n=958) were students who began as new freshmen during the same fall semester and took a Finite Mathematics course during their freshman year. The results indicated that students' noncognitive characteristics were significant predictors of subsequent achievement in college math. Contains 55 references. (Author/MKR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Illinois Association for Institutional Research (Oakbrook Terrace, IL, November 4-5, 1993).