The relationship between age and factors that influence the academic success of undergraduate female students

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Henry Albert Lewis (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Nicholas Vacc

Abstract: This study investigated whether perceptions of undergraduate female students' (a) reasons for attending university, (b) barriers associated with attending university, (c) preferences for student support services, (d) sources of emotional support (i.e., family, spouse, significant other), (e) sources of role strain, and (f) degree of instrumental support (i.e., help with household tasks) vary by age. The instrument used in this study was developed by the researcher on the basis of the literature and mailed to a sample of undergraduate female students at UNCG. Responses were received from 332 students. A series of confirmatory factor analyses (CFA) was performed to determine if the items comprising the six putative scales of the instrument loaded on a separate factor. A separate regression analysis was conducted for each research question to determine the proportion of variance in each of the dependent variables (Reasons for Attending, Perceived Barriers, Support Services, Emotional Support, Role Strain, and Instrumental Support) accounted for by the independent variable, age.

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Language: English
Date: 1994
Women college students $x Attitudes
Academic achievement $x Evaluation
Prediction of scholastic success

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