|Thesis (MEd)--PU vir CHO, 1986
|This investigation has been undertaken to determine whether a
correlation exists between the cognitive factors, final standard
ten examination mark and aptitude, as measured by the Senior
Aptitude Test on the one hand and academic achievement in HDE-post
graduate in the Humanities field of study on the other hand.
For this investigation the test group was the 1981-intake of
students at the PU for CHE who studied in the hutr.ani ties field
of study and completed their studies at the end of 1984.
The theoretical background of the investigation was obtained by
the study of authoritative literature regarding the cognitive and
non-cognitive factors which have an influence on academic achievement.
An ex post facto-approach was used for the experimental design.
The data used was obtained from the Senior Aptitude Test and
the final standard ten examin8.tion marks of the students
concerned as well as their final academic achievement in the HDE-post
The data has been analysed by means of a computer programme.
Multiple linear regression analysis was used to determine the
combined and individual influence of the independant variables
(Senior Aptitude Test and final standard ten examination mark)
on the dependant variable (HDE-achievement).
From the results of the investigation it becomes clear that the
combined and separate influence of the independant variables on
the dependant variable is very low and of no significant practical
value for the prediction of academic success.
The conclusion can thus not be drawn that the Senior Aptitude Test
and final standard ten examination mark are good predictors of
academic achievement in a post graduate HDE-course in the humanities field of study. Various factors, cognitive as well as non-cognitive,
should be used in combination for the best prediction
of academic achievement at tertiary level.
|Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education
|Voorspelling van akademiese prestasie
|Opleiding van onderwysers
|Enkele kognitiewe faktore en akademiese prestasie van HOD(N)–studente met 'n geesteswetenskaplike agtergrond