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ERIC Number: EJ829456
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0734-6670
Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Factors: Affecting the Academic Performance and Retention of Conditionally Admitted Freshmen
Adebayo, Bob
Journal of College Admission, n200 p15-21 Sum 2008
The purpose of this study is to determine the extent to which cognitive and non-cognitive measures predict academic success for conditionally-admitted students enrolled in a comprehensive public university. Stepwise multiple regression analyses reveal that one cognitive variable (high school grade point average) and two non-cognitive measures (realistic self-appraisal and understanding and coping with racism) are the three best predictors of first semester grade point average (GPA) for conditionally-admitted freshmen students. Practical implications for admission counselors are revealed in the findings. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A