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ERIC Number: EJ815696
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1551-2169
Does Attendance Enhance Political Science Grades?
Tiruneh, Gizachew
Journal of Political Science Education, v3 n3 p265-276 Sep 2007
This article tests a relationship between class attendance and final grades in several political science courses that I taught at the University of Georgia, University of Vermont, and University of Central Arkansas between the Fall 2000 and Spring 2006 semesters. The study employs ordinary least square estimators to test the foregoing hypothesis. Relying on a sample of up to 951 undergraduate students and controlling for grade-point average (GPA), test scores, number of credit hours, and gender, the study finds that attendance influences students' final grades. It also finds that students' GPA and tests predict final grade outcomes. Gender and students' number of credit hours are, however, not significantly related to final grades. (Contains 4 tables and 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas; Georgia; Vermont