ERIC Number: EJ1134357
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Analysis of Objective Factors Related to a Successful Outcome on the National Examination for Occupational Therapists
Zadnik, Mary; Lawson, Sonia; DeLany, Janet V.; Parente, Frederick; Archer, Kristin R.
Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, v31 n1 p50-60 2017
Purpose: To identify academic and demographic variables related to a successful outcome on the national certification exam for occupational therapists (National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy [NBCOT] exam) at one academic institution with the expectation that it could be replicated with multiple institutions. Method: Binary logistic regression analyses were used to analyze three sets of academic and demographic predictors of the pass/retake outcome on the NBCOT exam. Results: Results of these analyses indicated that overall grade point average (GPA) and outcomes of specific academic coursework that was focused on practice application predicted passing the NBCOT examination on the first attempt. Conclusion: Results from this study illustrate the complexity in predicting performance on the NBCOT examination and the need to expand the predictors included in future analyses.
Descriptors: Occupational Therapy, Professional Personnel, National Competency Tests, Certification, National Standards, Predictor Variables, Grade Point Average, Mixed Methods Research, Focus Groups, College Students, Courses, College Faculty, Course Content, Gender Differences, Age Differences
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