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ERIC Number: EJ880904
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0196-5042
An Assessment of Academic Predictors for Admission Decisions: Do Applicants Varying in National Origin and in Sex Have a Level Playing Field for a Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership?
Young, I. Phillip; Young, Karen Holsey
Educational Research Quarterly, v33 n3 p39-51 Mar 2010
The facial neutrality of academic predictors (GPAs and Miller Analogy Test scores) are examined relative to admission decisions for applicants varying in national origin (i.e., African American, Asian, Hispanic and Whites), sex of applicants (females or males), and consistency of faculty decisions for a particular doctoral program in educational leadership. Archival data are cast in a 4X2X2 factorial design and are analyzed by a MANOVA. Results indicate that it may not be a level playing field for all applicants and suggest a differential weighting for these academic predictors for specific national origins. (Contains 3 tables.)
Behavioral Research Press. Grambling State University, Math Department, P.O. Box 1191, Grambling, LA 71245. Tel: 318-274-2425; Web site: http://www.gram.edu/education/erq/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A