ERIC Number: ED479753
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Aug-7
College Student Awareness of Current G.P.A.
Herman, William E.
This study asked college students to report their current institutional grade point average (GPA) and grant permission for the researcher to examine the official records with the understanding that some had questioned the accuracy of such self-reported GPA. The relationship between self-report and actual GPA was moderately powerful, but considerable unexplained variance also existed (69%). Unexplained variance in actual GPA prediction was approximately cut in half when transfer status and number of credit hours taken were considered and cases with a current institutional GPA of zero were removed. Researchers who wish to use current GPA as a variable are highly encourages to obtain accurate GPA from the official records and to explore how transfer status might influence such data collection. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 7-10, 2003).