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ERIC Number: ED494959
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Pages: 26
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 16
The Relationship between Character Traits and Academic Performance of AFJROTC High School Students
Kariuki, Patrick; Williams, Linda
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Birmingham, AL, Nov 8-10, 2006)
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between character traits and academic performance, as measured by grade point average of AFJROTC cadets. The sample consisted of 20 randomly selected male cadets and 20 female cadets enrolled in AFJROTC classes at Sullivan South High School. Data were collected using a questionnaire modified from the "What Do You Really Believe" survey. Data were analyzed using Pearson Product-Moment Correlation, t test for independent samples, ANOVA, and Multiple Regression. The results indicated a significant relationship between character traits and academic performance. No significant difference was found in gender on character traits and academic performance. Also no significant difference was found on character traits and number of semesters completed. A significant multiple correlation was found on all four subcategories of the composite character traits with moral behavior indicating the greatest influence. This study suggests that cadets' behavior and academic performance are positively influenced by strong character education programs. (Contains 2 tables.)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee