ERIC Number: EJ1076299
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
Examining the Predictive Validity of GRE Scores on Doctoral Education: Students' Success and Methodology Choices in the Dissertation Process
Rockinson-Szapkiw, Amanda J.; Bray, Oliver R., Jr.; Spaulding, Lucinda S.
Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, v16 n2 p203-217 Aug 2014
This study examines how GRE scores can be used to better understand Education doctoral candidates' methodology choices for the dissertation as well as their persistence behaviors. Candidates' of one online doctoral education program were examined. Results of a MANOVA suggested that there is no difference in GRE scores based on doctoral candidates' choice of methodology. Although GRE scores did not differ based on methodology choice, results of the regression analysis indicated that the linear combination of candidates' verbal reasoning scores, quantitative reasoning scores, writing scores, and methodology choices accounted for significant variability in the number of semesters it took for them to complete their dissertations. The GRE writing score and methodology choice were the strongest predictors of time to completion.
Descriptors: Predictive Validity, Doctoral Programs, College Entrance Examinations, Success, Doctoral Dissertations, Scores, Academic Persistence, Regression (Statistics), Research Methodology, Program Evaluation, Admission Criteria, Educational Administration, Student Records, Predictor Variables, Data Analysis, Graduate Study, Multivariate Analysis
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