ERIC Number: EJ1078405
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 70
Effects of Participation in a Post-Secondary Honors Program with Covariate Adjustment Using Propensity Score
Furtwengler, Scott R.
Journal of Advanced Academics, v26 n4 p274-293 Nov 2015
The present study sought to determine the extent to which participation in a post-secondary honors program affected academic achievement. Archival data were collected on three cohorts of high-achieving students at a large public university. Propensity scores were calculated on factors predicting participation in honors and used as the covariate. The Johnson-Neyman technique was used to determine the values of the covariate on which the groups differed. The effect of participating in honors was greater for smaller propensity scores. The findings offer a positive outcome associated with participation for students at the lower end of the propensity score continuum, providing evidence to conclude that such programs are beneficial to a subset of high-achieving students.
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Postsecondary Education, Academic Achievement, High Achievement, Statistical Analysis, Probability, Public Colleges, Student Participation, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, College Freshmen, Regression (Statistics), Quasiexperimental Design
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
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