Pre-enrollment factors and academic performance of first-year science students at a Nigerian university: a multivariate analysis

@article{Young1989PreenrollmentFA,
  title={Pre-enrollment factors and academic performance of first-year science students at a Nigerian university: a multivariate analysis},
  author={Abimbola S. Young},
  journal={Higher Education},
  year={1989},
  volume={18},
  pages={321-339}
}
Multi-group discriminant analysis is used to identify the pre-enrollment demographic and academic factors which best separate out the success classes in the first-year examinations of science students at a Nigerian university. Each science-based faculty is separately analysed to control for faculty differences in all the variables used. The pre-eminent predictor of success is performance in the specialist subjects of the university’s matriculation examination. Other variables selected for use… CONTINUE READING