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ERIC Number: EJ1083257
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2162-3104
Do Nondomestic Undergraduates Choose a Major Field in Order to Maximize Grade Point Averages?
Bergman, Matthew E.; Fass-Holmes, Barry
Journal of International Students, v6 n1 p308-313 2016
The authors investigated whether undergraduates attending an American West Coast public university who were not U.S. citizens (nondomestic) maximized their grade point averages (GPA) through their choice of major field. Multiple regression hierarchical linear modeling analyses showed that major field's effect size was small for these undergraduates' academic marks in mandatory English writing classes and for their term GPAs in the five most recent academic years. Engineering and economics, but not science, were significant predictors of writing marks. Economics, but not engineering or science, was a significant predictor of GPAs.
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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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