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ERIC Number: EJ967795
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1011-3487
Predicting Success among Prospective Disadvantaged Students in Natural Scientific Fields
Maree, J. G.; Fletcher, L.; Sommerville, J.
South African Journal of Higher Education, v25 n6 p1125-1139 2011
One hundred and fifty-nine Grade 11 prospective disadvantaged students in the natural sciences at the University of Pretoria completed the Study Orientation Questionnaire in Mathematics and the Senior Aptitude Test (Advanced). Fifty-nine male students (M age = 16.05; SD = 0.57) and 100 females (M age = 16.02; SD = 0.512) scored significantly differently on three subtests, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Calculations, Spatial Visualization and in Grade 11 mathematics. Stepwise linear regression showed a combination of subtests of the Study Orientation Questionnaire in Mathematics and the Senior Aptitude Test (Advanced) contributed significantly (R[superscript 2] = 15.7% and 20.8% respectively) towards predicting the Grade 11 mathematics and physical sciences marks of prospective students. (Contains 2 notes and 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 11; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa