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ERIC Number: EJ1047734
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 95
ISSN: EISSN-1696-2095
Criteria and Instruments for Doctoral Program Admissions
Álvarez-Montero, Francisco; Mojardín-Heráldez, Ambrocio; Audelo-López, Carmen
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, v12 n3 p853-886 Dec 2014
Graduate studies, and in particular doctoral ones, pursue the development of scientific researchers able to make original contributions in a specific area of knowledge. However, attrition rates indicate that achieving this goal is not easy. The available evidence indicates that there are behavioral factors, positive and negative, that influence obtaining a doctoral degree. Unlike in other western nations, such as the USA, these factors have not been studied in Mexico. In particular, this article analyzes the relationship between academic success and the instruments commonly used to decide admission to undergraduate (EXANI-II) and postgraduate studies (EXANI-III) in Mexico. Additionally, a number of measurable psychological constructs are introduced. These constructs are different from those comprising the EXANI and can be used for admission to doctoral studies, to reduce attrition rates and increase the certainty about the timely completion of Doctoral dissertations.
University of Almeria, Education & Psychology I+D+i. Faculty of Psychology Department of Educational and Developmental Psychology, Carretera de Sacramento s/n, 04120 LaCanada de San Urbano, Almeria, Spain. Tel: +34-950-015354; Fax: +34-950-015083; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mexico