ERIC Number: ED288480
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
A Study of the Differential Achievement among Graduates of the University of Qatar, 1977-81.
Sefein, Naim A.
Achievement of University of Qatar graduates between 1977 and 1981 was studied. For the sample of 766 graduates, information was collected on sex, nationality, major, and year of graduation. The degree to which secondary school graduation scores can predict college achievement was examined using Pearson product moment correlation coefficients. The degree to which different programs attracted more or less capable students was examined through a multivariate analysis of variance of secondary school graduation scores. It was found that, on the average, females had higher secondary school scores than males, and non-Qataries had higher scores than Qataries. Among entering students, the superior group differed in sex and/or major from one year to another. In general, females had higher grade point averages (GPAs) than males, and students majoring in the natural sciences had higher GPAs than social science majors. Conclusions include: secondary school graduation scores moderately predict college achievement; and the differences among students at college entry did not always continue to differentiate group achievement in college. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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