A comparison between the Tennessee selfconcept and the Scholastic aptitude test for the prediction of academic success

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dc.contributor.advisor Dimick, Kenneth M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Entezari, Abdolhossein en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:25:19Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:25:19Z
dc.date.created 1975 en_US
dc.date.issued 1975
dc.identifier LD2489.Z66 1975 .E58 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/176079
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to discover: (A) Whether the Tennessee Self-Concept Test would predict academic success better than the Scholastic Aptitude Test. (B) Whether Tennessee Self-Concept Test would add to Scholastic Aptitude Test as a predictor of academic success.The subjects were 102 first quarter Freshmen English students enrolled at Ball State University during the Fall Quarter of 1974. The predictor variables studied were: Scholastic Aptitude Test - verbal, Scholastic Aptitude Test -mathematical and Tennessee Self -Concept Test the counseling form. All the 14 scores on Tennessee Self-Concept Test, self criticism, total-P scores, Row 1-identity, Row 2-self satisfaction, Row 3-behavior, Column 1-physical self, Column 2-moral self, Column 3-personal self, Column 4-family self, Column 5-social self, Total variability score, Column total, Row total, and D-distribution score, were included. The criteria of success was the final grade point average.In order to find the statistical significance of the variables studied as a predictor of academic success, step wise multiple regression was applied.The result of this study indicated that (A) the single variable that offered the best information for predicting academic success was Scholastic Aptitude Test-verbal; (B) only one variable on Tennessee Self Concept Test, the personal self, was significant as a predictor of academic success; (C) the combination of variables on Scholastic Aptitude Test and Tennessee Self-Concept Test was test d. Only three variables were found to be significant as a predictor of academic success: SAT-verbal, Column 4-the family self, and Column 3-personal self. en_US
dc.format.extent ii, 32 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Tennessee self concept scale. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh SAT (Educational test) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Prediction of scholastic Success. en_US
dc.title A comparison between the Tennessee selfconcept and the Scholastic aptitude test for the prediction of academic success en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (Ed. S.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/419426 en_US


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