Predicting Success in Journalism Skills Courses.
ARMY MILITARY PERSONNEL CENTER ALEXANDRIA VA
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This thesis investigated the relationship between success in two journalism skills courses and other predictor variables. It had two primary objectives to determine if success in skills classes could be predicted from scores achieved on a basic grammar test and a spelling test and to measure the relationship, if any, that existed between environmentalsocioeconomic variables and success in the same two courses. The first objective was tested using two hypotheses. It was found that there was a significant positive correlation between scores on the grammar test and final grades achieved. The spelling test also had a slight, positive relationship with final grades but was not as strong a predictor as the grammar test. In addition, prediction equation was developed using the data derived from the first hypothesis. Four hypotheses were developed to test the influence of environmentalsocioeconomic variables on student achievement. When testing was completed, the data showed that, at least at California State University, Northridge, environmentalsocioeconomic variables had little impact on student achievement in journalism skills courses. Theses.
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