Academic performance of students receiving financial aid following implementation of satisfactory academic progress standards from 1983 to 1985, 1986

Collection:
Atlanta University and Clark Atlanta University Theses and Dissertations
Title:
Academic performance of students receiving financial aid following implementation of satisfactory academic progress standards from 1983 to 1985, 1986
Creator:
McNair, Emerelle
Contributor to Resource:
Boggs, Olivia
Date of Original:
1980/1989
Subject:
Degrees, Academic
Dissertations, Academic
Location:
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
Medium:
dissertations
theses
Type:
Text
Format:
application/pdf
Description:
Degree Type: dissertation
Degree Name: Doctor of Education (EdD)
Date of Degree: 1986
Department/ School: School of Education
The central focus of this dissertation is an evaluation of the academic performance of financial aid recipients at Southern Technical Institute from September 1983 to June 1985, after the "satisfactory academic progress" policy was imposed as a condition to receiving further financial aid. The population for the study consisted of 114 students who were enrolled at Southern Technical Institute and who received financial aid during the 1983-1984 and/or 1984/85 academic years. Two groups of students were used in this study: one group represented all of the students, or 57 students who were suspended from receipt of further financial aid until satisfactory academic progress had been achieved. The second group, was an equal number of financial aid recipients or 57 students, systematically selected, who had maintained satisfactory academic progress for receipt of financial aid and consequently, were not suspended from the financial aid program. The primary methods and techniques of data analysis used in this study were accomplished through use of the statistical package for the social sciences (SPSS). This included cross-tabulations, T-test and the Chi-Square Test of significance. The analysis of the data revealed that: 1) academic performance of financial aid recipients, as measured by grade point average, is not significantly related to the variables of marital status, sex, age, admission type, dependency status, family income, financial need, high school GPA, year in school and Math SAT scores and, (2) academic performance, as measured by grade point average, of students affected by the "satisfactory academic progress" policy did not significantly improve following suspension from the financial aid program. Based on the findings of this study, the following conclusions were drawn: 1) The students affected by the "satisfactory academic progress" policy were characterized by a lower cumulative grade point average (below 2.0) and a lower mean verbal SAT score than those students not affected by the policy and, 2) a higher representation of Black students were affected by the "satisfactory academic progress" policy. It was concluded that the receipt of financial aid does not significantly influence academic performance as measured by grade point average. Rather, academic performance, as measured by grade point average, is influenced by a combination of environmental factors.
Metadata URL:
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12322/cau.td:1986_mcnair_emerelle.pdf
Language:
eng
Holding Institution:
Clark Atlanta University
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