Their Relationships to School Performance and Academic Success
Department (Manual Entry)
Dept. of Education
The increased pressure for enrolment forces more and more colleges to be selective in their admissions procedures. This selection is customarily achieved through the use of aptitude tests combined with a student's high school record. Students are therefore selected on two bases: intelligence and academic motivation, for high school record is one index of the latter. As a result, admission is denied to students with low academic motivation.
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Finger, J. A. (1966). Academic motivation and youth-culture involvement: Their relationships to school performance and career success. The School Review, 74(2), 177-195.