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ERIC Number: EJ1032074
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0883-2323
Do Differences in GPA Impact Attitudes about Group Work? A Comparison of Business and Non-Business Majors
Grzimek, Volker; Marks, Melanie Beth; Kinnamon, Eric
Journal of Education for Business, v89 n5 p263-273 2014
Using survey data the authors investigate the impact of grade point average (GPA) on students' preferences for classroom group work and its structure. Topics range from general attitudes and beliefs (benefits to grades, impact on mastery of material, professors' motives) to administration (group composition, grading, peer reviews, group leadership). It was hypothesized that students act as GPA maximizers (prefer higher grades if holding all else equal) and therefore high achievers would answer many of the questions differently than low achievers. Regression results suggest that, generally, GPA better explains survey results for non-business majors than for business majors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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