ERIC Number: ED404904
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Under- and Over-Achievement in First Year.
Grayson, J. Paul
This study examined factors contributing to under- and over-achievement in first-year college students at York University in Ontario (Canada). The difference between predicted and actual first-year grades of a sample of 1,229 students entering York University in 1994 was examined on the basis of information obtained from administrative records, a mailed survey carried out before the start of classes, and a mailed survey completed at the end of the first year. Overall, students were likely to receive lower than expected grade point averages (GPAs) if they had high Ontario Academic Credit (OAC) marks, were in science, believed at the beginning of the first year that family problems would interfere with their studies, or were employed. Students likely to get higher than expected GPAs were in environmental studies, were highly involved in their classes, and earned relatively high numbers of course credits. (Contains 17 references.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: York Univ., Toronto (Ontario). Inst. for Social Research.
Identifiers - Location: Canada