TITLE

PREDICTION OF GPA WITH EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY GRADES AND CRITICAL THINKING SCORES

AUTHOR(S)
Gadzella, Bernadette M.; Baloglu, Mustafa; Stephens, Rebecca
PUB. DATE
March 2002
SOURCE
Education;Spring2002, Vol. 122 Issue 3, p618
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Relationships among Educational Psychology four test scores and course grades, Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal (WGCTA) total and subscale scores, and GPAs for 114 Education majors were studied. To determine the best predictors of GPA, several regression equations were computed. When the four Educational Psychology test scores were used, the best predictors were the test scores on Measurement and Evaluation, and Research Methods and Social and Moral Development. When the five WGCTA subscale scores were used, the best predictors were the Interpretation and Evaluation of Arguments subscales. When Educational Psychology course grade was the only predictor used, it predicted 36% of the variance in GPA. When both Educational Psychology course grade and the total WGCTA scores were used, they predicted 37% of the variance in GPA. It was noted that the content in Educational Psychology serves as a foundation for other courses in Education and is a good predictor of GPA.
ACCESSION #
6763972

 

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