A statistical study to determine intelligence quotients and general achievement test scores for predicted success in first-year bookkeeping

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Mary Angelyn Giles (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Mathilde Hardaway

Abstract: The selection of pupils for first-year bookkeeping, for any other business subject, or for any field of study, is a problem of utmost importance to the pupil, the parent, the teacher, and the school administrator. Blackstone says: If we but knew some way to determine in advance which students are unable to profit from instruction in a particular course because of lack of intelligence, capacity, interest, or attitude; if we could but discover the courses from which they are able to profit, we would be able to contribute a great deal to human success and happiness Adequate prognosis is a worthwhile objective, indeed, and one that should be pursued until it is efficient.1 Two points of view seem now to be held as the proper procedure for selecting pupils for a course in bookkeeping. One point of view is that interest displayed by the pupil warrants entrance into the class. The other point of view is that only those pupils who can successfully complete the course should be allowed to pursue the study.

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Language: English
Date: 1951
Accountants $x Intelligence levels
Intelligence tests

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