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ERIC Number: EJ884558
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1544-0389
Student Grade Motivation as a Determinant of Performance on the Business Major Field ETS Exam
Terry, Neil; Mills, LaVelle; Sollosy, Marc
Journal of College Teaching & Learning, v5 n7 p27-32 Jul 2008
This paper examines the determinants of performance on the business major field achievement ETS exam with a focus on the impact of applying ETS exam scores to part of the capstone course grade as a performance incentive. The sample consists of 150 students at a midsized regional institution located in the Southwestern region of the United States. The empirical model employed controls for grade point average, standardized test scores (SAT/ACT), junior college transfer students, and gender. The results indicate that students are motivated to put forth significantly more effort when capstone course grade is impacted by ETS performance. (Contains 2 tables.)
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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: United States