Sense Of Identity And Collegiate Academic Achievement Essay

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Midterm Reading Summary Peter Carafano Florida State University General Linear Model Application EDF5401 Midterm Reading Summary Sense of Identity and Collegiate Academic Achievement The authors of this article were presenting the results of their investigation into the relationship between grade point average (GPA) and the Big Five personality traits of agreeableness, conscientiousness, emotional stability extraversion and openness. The subject of this investigation was 434 second semester freshman students enrolled in an introductory psychology course. The focus of the investigation was to determine if an individual’s sense of identity could be interpreted as a “difference variable” (Lounsbury, et. al., 2005, p. 501) that could be measured within a range of low to high. The author’s identified that up until this point much of the research in this area approached identity as a “categorical variable at the nominal level of measurement”(Lounsbury et al., 2005, p. 502). Secondly they identified that in prior research GPA was not measured and evaluated on its impact on student’s sense of identity. There were four separate research questions identified in this investigation that were the central focus. The first question looked to determine if a positive relationship existed between GPA and sense of identity. The second question asked if the relationship between GPA and sense of identity was the same for males and females. The third question looked at if the
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