Master's Theses

Date of Award

Summer 1996

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Social Work

Advisor

Bill Daley

Abstract

The purpose of the researcher was to investigate college academic achievement. The independent variables were: gender, college classification, participation in college extracurricular activities, socio-economic status, ethnic heritage, and living environment. The dependent variable was college grade point average. The Covariant variable was composite American College Test scores as Covariant measures. The sample consisted of 108 students living in Residence Halls and 88 students living in Greek housing. A total of 6 comparisons were made employing one-way analysis of covariance. None of the comparisons was statistically significant at the .05 level. All 6 of the null hypotheses were retained. The results of the present study indicated after grade point average values were adjusted by American College Test composite scores there was no association between the independent variables and the dependent variable. The results also indicated after adjusting by American College Test composite scores a single population of grade point average values. The mathematical assumption of homogeneity of regression was met for comparisons gender, college classification, participation in college extracurricular activities, socioeconomic status, and not met for ethnic heritage and living environment. The results of the present study appeared to support the following generalizations: 1. gender is not associated with college academic achievement, 2. college classification is not associated with college academic achievement, 3. participation in college extracurricular activities is not associated with academic achievement. 4. ethnic heritage is not associated with college academic achievement. 5. socio-economic status is not associated with college academic achievement, and 6. living environment is not associated with college academic achievement.

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Copyright 1996 Suzanne M. Reed-Leonelli

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