ERIC Number: ED412463
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Aug
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The CPI as a Predictor of Academic Success.
Wida, Kathy J.
Today's students experience a great deal of pressure to succeed in school. Since predictors of academic performance are widely used to assess student capabilities, the relationship between one such test, the California Psychological Inventory (CPI), and academic success are examined in this paper. The focus here is on the non-cognitive variables of the CPI and how they can serve as valid indicators of academic success. An overview of academic achievement is offered, along with a discussion of the relevant literature on non-cognitive variables that have been associated with school success. This discussion is followed by a general history of the CPI, which was published in its original form in 1957. The purpose of the inventory and a brief description of its 20 scales are likewise provided. The relationship between the CPI and academic success is detailed, with an emphasis on locus of control, self-efficacy, and expectations. It is claimed that given the current status of research, it is difficult to draw definitive conclusions regarding the use of the CPI as an indicator of school success. Nonetheless, non-cognitive variables such as self-efficacy, which may enhance academic success, can be identified. Contains 15 references. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: California Psychological Inventory