Factors related to success in the doctoral program at Boston University School of Education
Johnston, Thesba Natalie
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Purpose The purpose of the study was to identify those factors which are related to success in the doctoral program, to analyze the relative importance and frequency of factors identified, and to draw implications and conclusions from the findings. Procedures The population of 327 subjects in five groups were all applicants to the doctoral program at Boston University School of Education, some of whom graduated, some of whom did not. Information for the study was obtained from the records of the School of Education, from responses to a questionnaire and data sheet, and from interviews. A group of graduates were first compared with a group of non-graduates to see if there were significant differences between the groups on four screening variabless undergraduate grade point average, graduate grade point average, score on the Boston University General Association Test, and recommendations in seven areas (taken individually and as a total). There was a difference on total recommendations in favor of the graduates significant at the .05 level. On the other variables there were no significant differences between the groups. [TRUNCATED]
Thesis (Ed.D.)--Boston University.