High School Achievement As A Predictor For University Performance

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Z Meshkani 1 , *

1 Associate professor, Department of Community Medicine Faculty of Medicine, Tehran University of medical Sciences.

How to Cite: Meshkani Z. High School Achievement As A Predictor For University Performance, J Med Edu. 2004 ; 5(1):e105085. doi: 10.22037/jme.v5i1.815.

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Journal of Medical Education: 5 (1); e105085
Published Online: March 09, 2009
Article Type: Research Article
Received: March 08, 2009
Accepted: March 09, 2009
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Abstract

Background: The high-school grade point average ( GPA-H) and university entrance examination can predict the university achievement andPurpose. To examine the predictive value of GPA-H for GPA-UMethods: In this cross sectional study, the subjects were 240 medical students at basic science phase of their medical education. Data were collected by a questionnaire, consisting of questions measuring factual background variable and 10 Llikert-type questions measuring attitude. The multiple regression analysis was used.Results: The analysis showed that student GPA were a better predictor for educational achievement of medical students than rank on university entrance exam and students with high GPA have not been on probation at all. Also parent's education and occupation influence the students' attitudes toward their medical study.Conclusion: High-school GPA is a predictor for university GPA .This may warrant further investigation into criteria of medical university entrance exam.

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