Factors that Predict Academic Achievement for Undecided Students. NACADA 2010 Annual Conference Kimberly S. Brown, PhD Director of the University Academic Advising Center. Today’s Agenda.
NACADA 2010 Annual Conference
Kimberly S. Brown, PhD
Director of the University Academic Advising Center
The purpose of this session is to share findings of a recent study examining which factors could predict the academic achievement of undecided students.
It reflects one measure of students’ acquisition of important skills and attributes considered necessary to demonstrate learning has occurred.
Who are they?
When considering issues related to undecided students, it is imperative to consider the varying levels of undecidedness
At study institution:
To determine the relationship between academic achievement and undecided status and how much variance in academic achievement can be explained by pre-college characteristics.
Conducted chi-squares and t-tests (as appropriate) to determine whether significant differences (p<.05) existed
Questions 5 & 6
Multiple linear regression was employed to determine how much variance was explained by the precollege characteristics
Self-perception of Abilities
4 significant predictors
F(11, 526)=9.582, p=.000
16.7% of variance explained
3 significant predictors
6.6% of variance explained