Relationship of the Edwards Personal Preference Schedule to Academic Achievement and Ability Levels for Males
Noren, Sandra Faye
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396 male Ss were divided into three ability levels to test the hypothesis that when ability was held constant certain EPPS scales would show differentiating effects. Correlations between the scales and the first, second, and third semester GPAs, and critical ratios for the differences in means were computed for the ability groups. Results were (a) significant correlations for the low ability group were deference, order, succorance (all positive), and affiliation and intraception (negative); (b) correlations for the middle ability group were deference, intraception (positive), and succorance and aggression (negative); (c) correlations for the high ability group were abasement (positive), and heterosexuality and aggression (negative); (d) the high ability group had significantly higher means on achievement and autonomy, and lower means on deference, abasement, change, and endurance. Various hypotheses suggested by these results were discussed.