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ERIC Number: EJ1126471
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1947-380X
Prediction Modeling for Academic Success in Professional Master's Athletic Training Programs
Bruce, Scott L.; Crawford, Elizabeth; Wilkerson, Gary B.; Rausch, David; Dale, R. Barry; Harris, Martina
Athletic Training Education Journal, v11 n4 p194-207 Oct-Dec 2016
Context: A common goal of professional education programs is to recruit the students best suited for the professional career. Selection of students can be a difficult process, especially if the number of qualified candidates exceeds the number of available positions. The ability to predict academic success in any profession has been a challenging proposition. No studies to date have examined admission predictors of professional master's athletic training programs (PMATP). Objective: The purpose of this study was to identify program applicant characteristics that are most likely to predict academic success within a PMATP. Design: Cohort-based. Setting: University professional PMATP. Patients or Other Participants: A cohort of 119 students who attended a PMATP for at least 1 year. Intervention(s): Common application data from subjects' applications to the university and the PMATP were gathered and used to create the prediction models. Main Outcome Measure(s): Sensitivity, specificity, odds ratio, and relative frequency of success were used to determine the strongest set of predictors. Results: Multiple logistic regression analyses yielded a 3-factor model for prediction of success in the PMATP (undergraduate grade point average = 3.18; Graduate Record Examination quantitative [percentile rank] = 141.5 [=12]; taking calculus as an undergraduate). A student with =2 predictors had an odds ratio of 17.94 and a relative frequency of success of 2.13 for being successful in the PMATP. This model correctly predicted 90.5% of PMATP success. Conclusions: It is possible to predict academic success in a PMATP based on common application data.
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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 - Assessments and Surveys: Graduate Record Examinations
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