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Watkins, David; Astilla, Estela – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1986
Based on data from 411 Filipino secondary school students, the hypothesis was tested that press for achievement from parents, peers, and teachers mediates the relationship between school grades from one year to the next. No support was found for this contention after linear and curvilinear regression models were examined. (Author/LMO)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Correlation, Foreign Countries, Grades (Scholastic)
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Watkins, David; Astilla, Estela – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1980
A follow-up study of 1,149 freshmen at a major Filipino university showed that intellective measures were only moderately successful predictors of college grade point average. However, the nonintellective variables considered were (with the possible exception of level of scholastic expectation) of little value as predictors of college performance.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, College Entrance Examinations, College Freshmen
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Watkins, David; Astilla, Estela – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1980
Evidence is presented partially supporting the reliability and construct validity of the Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory with Filipino adolescent girls. A test-retest coefficient of 0.61 was found over a nine-month period. Self-esteem scores were significantly associated with IQ scores and teacher ratings of pupils' self-esteem. (Author/BW)
Descriptors: Females, Foreign Countries, Intelligence Quotient, Junior High Schools
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Watkins, David; Astilla, Estela – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1981
This study suggests that quick, easily administered and scored, nonverbal group tests, such as the Hidden Figures Test, may be useful in selecting students for science and engineering courses in developing countries where demand for manpower is great, but where availability of measuring instruments is limited. (Author/AL)
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Developing Nations, Engineering Education, Foreign Countries
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Watkins, David; Hattie, John – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1981
Investigations of the Inventory of Learning Processes (ILP) with college freshmen revealed satisfactory internal consistency coefficients for two of the four ILP scales but cast doubt on the factor structure of the inventory. As predictors of grade point average of Australian students, the scales were successful. (Author/GK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Measurement, Factor Structure, Foreign Countries