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ERIC Number: EJ1061934
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0196-5042
Race, Late Bloomers and First-Year GPA: Predicting beyond the Freshman Year
Gayles, Jonathan
Educational Research Quarterly, v36 n1 p13-29 Sep 2012
First-year grade point average (FYGPA) is an oft-referenced outcome criterion for assessments of the predictive validity of a variety of admissions mechanisms. Unfortunately, few studies examine the relationship between FYGPA and long-term outcomes such as graduating grade point average and six-year graduation. Influenced by Wilson's (1980) late-bloomer hypothesis, this paper examines the relationship between FYGPA and graduating grade point average, honors graduation and six-year graduation. Further, the possibility of a racial differential in this relationship is examined. Using simple linear regression and logistic regression in addition to Zar's (1999) formula for comparing slopes, FYGPA is determined to bear a strong relationship with each of the dependent variables across race.
Behavioral Research Press. Grambling State University, Math Department, P.O. Box 1191, Grambling, LA 71245. Tel: 318-274-2425; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)