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ERIC Number: EJ839691
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 95
ISSN: ISSN-0884-1241
Adjustment in University Students Admitted by High School Recommendations as Compared with Their Classmates
Cheung, Chau-Kiu; Lok, David Ping-Pui; Chan, David Kin-keung
Journal of Marketing for Higher Education, v15 n1 p51-79 Oct 2005
Adjustment in university students admitted based on their high school counselors' or advisors' recommendation is an issue for revealing the appropriateness and fairness of the nontraditional admissions procedure. The newly-issued admissions procedure in Hong Kong has not been subject to empirical investigation. To evaluate the procedure, the present study surveyed 21 new students admitted by high school principals' recommendation and 29 of their classmates admitted by traditional means. They generated 93 cases from three waves of surveys over one year. Analysis of the data controlled for all available background and academic factors and random disturbances due to students and their groupings with their classmates. It revealed no significant effect due to nontraditional admissions on the student's grade-point-average, attachment, and adjustment in academic, social, and personal-emotional aspects. Moreover, detailed analysis discovered only a few significant differentials in the admissions effect due to background and academic factors. Thus, the nontraditional admissions procedure appears to be effective and fair. (Contains 9 tables and 1 note.)
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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
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong