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ERIC Number: EJ1120178
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1598-1037
Quasi-Experimental Evidence of Academic Peer Effects at an Elite University in People's Republic of China
Ha, Wei
Asia Pacific Education Review, v17 n4 p703-718 Dec 2016
This paper examines the effects of roommates on students' academic outcomes exploiting the randomized roommate assignment system at a selective Chinese university. Unlike earlier studies that could not measure students' academic quality precisely, this paper makes two important improvements in measuring their English proficiency and overall academic aptitude. I find that randomly assigned roommates' average pre-treatment academic abilities are not significant determinants of students' academic performance across a number of different specifications. However, students are significantly influenced by roommates' decisions in terms of the number of elective course credits taken and the choice of major.
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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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Identifiers - Location: China
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