ERIC Number: EJ726456
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 14
Determinants of Success on the ETS Business Major Field Exam for Students in an Undergraduate Multisite Regional University Business Program
Bagamery, Bruce D.; Lasik, John J.; Nixon, Don R.
Journal of Education for Business, v81 n1 p55 Sep-Oct 2005
Extending previous studies, the authors examined a larger set of variables to identify predictors of student performance on the Educational Testing Service Major Field Exam in Business, which has been shown to be an externally valid measure of student learning outcomes. Significant predictors include gender, whether students took the SAT, and grades (using grade point averages for either business core and preadmission courses, or loadings on four factors identified as general, quantitative, accounting, and management). Site (on- or off-campus), age, transfer status, and major (accounting vs. business administration) were not significant. In a further extension of previous studies, the authors discovered significant interactions between some predictors.
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, Business Administration Education, Undergraduate Study, Undergraduate Students, Student Characteristics, Predictor Variables, Educational Testing, Scores
Heldref Publications, Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation, 1319 Eighteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1802. Web site: http://www.heldref.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Washington
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)