Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Human Resource Education and Workforce Development
This exploratory study was primarily designed to determine the possibility of developing a discriminant model to predict success in developmental mathematics. The sample included 402 students enrolled in a developmental math class at Northwestern State University, a small public school in North Louisiana, in the fall semester of 1996. Demographic, achievement and attitudinal variables were used in the development of the model. High school GPA, social enrichment scores from the College Student Inventory, and black were factors identified as significant in the model. Although limited in its predictive ability, the model does provide faculty and advisors with additional information to use in the development of intervention strategies.
Autrey, Kathy Rogers, "Using Mathematical Modeling for the Prediction of Success in Developmental Math." (1998). LSU Historical Dissertations and Theses. 6651.