ERIC Number: EJ1124147
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Academic Success and Early Career Outcomes: Can Honors Alumni Be Distinguished from Non-Honors Alumni?
Kool, A.; Mainhard, M. T.; Jaarsma, A. D. C.; Brekelmans, M.; van Beukelen, P.
High Ability Studies, v27 n2 p179-192 2016
This study compared Dutch alumni who previously participated in an honors program (n = 72) to non-honors alumni who entered university as high-achieving high school students (n = 72) with regard to (1) final university grade point average (GPA) and (2) early career outcomes. Final grades were drawn from university files. Using an online questionnaire, participants were asked to rate themselves on work engagement and other characteristics in their current jobs. Results indicate that, compared to the non-honors control group, honors alumni had a higher study GPA at the end of their studies and higher work engagement after graduation, while job characteristics were found to be similar. Implications for educators and job recruiters are discussed.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Alumni, Honors Curriculum, Comparative Analysis, Grade Point Average, High Achievement, Careers, Questionnaires, College Curriculum, Education Work Relationship, Differences, Statistical Analysis, Multivariate Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands
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