Quantitative Evaluation of Standardized Predictors of Graduate School Performance at Western Washington University

Quantitative Evaluation of Standardized Predictors of Graduate School Performance at Western Washington University

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Validity coefficients of predictors of graduate school success at Western Washington University fall in the range of .2 to .4 typically found in similar studies. Data from 2,323 students for the period 1976 and 1980 were analyzed. The correlation with GGPA was .19 for GREA; .05 for GREQ; .10 for GREV; .14 for MAT; and, .34 for VGPA. Correlations for selected subpopulations show some increase in the correlation coefficients over the total group. Subgroup correlations are compared with median correlations from previous studies. The MAT and GREV have high correlations with each other and correlate similarly with other variables. The MAT and GREV would appear to be equivalent measures. In an attempt to enlarge on the meaning of success, two criterion variables, GGPA and TIME, were analyzed. A canonical correlation of .34 (redundancy =.055) was found between these criteria and the group of predictors: GREA, GREV, GREQ, MAT, UGPA.
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  • Paperback | 71 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 4.57mm | 158.76g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0557173310
  • 9780557173310