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ERIC Number: EJ958863
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1942-7751
Predictive Validity of the GRE and GPAs for a Doctoral Program Focusing on Educational Leadership
Young, I. Phillip
Journal of Research on Leadership Education, v3 n1 May 2008
Empirical studies addressing admission to and graduation from a doctoral program focusing on educational leadership are noticeably absent within the professional literature, and this study seeks to fill partially this void through testing specific hypotheses. Archival data were used to conduct a three group discriminant analyses where the classification variable consisted of applicants rejected, accepted, or graduated from a doctoral program focusing on educational leadership, and a random sampling process was used to construct a development and a validation sample. The discriminating variables were undergraduate grade point average, graduate grade point average, and percentile scores from the GRE (verbal and quantitative). Results from this study suggest that concerns of applicants and of faculty are not largely misplaced related to the importance of these academic predictors. (Contains 5 tables, 1 figure, 1 footnote, and 2 notes.)
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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 - Assessments and Surveys: Graduate Record Examinations