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ERIC Number: EJ861691
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0950-0790
Using Degree Grades as Indicator of Performance in a Greek University of Social Studies
Katsikas, Elias; Dergiades, Theologos
Evaluation & Research in Education, v22 n1 p33-49 Mar 2009
In this study we are using degree grades to assess academic performance in a Greek university focusing on social studies. Apart from the usual covariates of achievement encountered in the international literature, our estimation model is adjusted to take into account the institutional framework governing university studies in Greece. In this context, the duration of studies, measured in additional years over the normal duration of the programme explains the variability of degree results; the revealed association is negative. This finding raises more questions than it answers for we have no clues about the reasons that drive students to prolong the period of their studies. The existing evidence suggests that the prolongation of studies might be the effect of some underlying factor associated with the educational system. (Contains 3 notes, 5 tables, and 1 figure.)
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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: Greece