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ERIC Number: EJ804404
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1087-0547
Attention Problems and Hyperactivity as Predictors of College Grade Point Average
Schwanz, Kerry A.; Palm, Linda J.; Brallier, Sara A.
Journal of Attention Disorders, v11 n3 p368-373 2007
Objective: This study examined the relative contributions of measures of attention problems and hyperactivity to the prediction of college grade point average (GPA). Method: A sample of 316 students enrolled in introductory psychology and sociology classes at a southeastern university completed the BASC-2 Self-Report of Personality College Form. Scores on the attention problems scale and the hyperactivity scale of the BASC-2 were entered into a regression equation as predictors of cumulative GPA. Results: Each of the independent variables made a significant contribution to the prediction of GPA. Attention problem scores alone explained 7% of the variability in GPAs. The addition of hyperactivity scores to the equation produced a 2% increase in explanatory power. Conclusion: The implications of these results for assessing symptoms of inattention and hyperactivity in college students are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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