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Article: Chinese students at an English-Language university: Prediction of academic performance

TitleChinese students at an English-Language university: Prediction of academic performance
Authors
Issue Date1984
PublisherSpringer Netherlands. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0018-1560
Citation
Higher Education, 1984, v. 13 n. 6, p. 657-674 How to Cite?
AbstractThere is a paucity of systematic research on prediction of success at the tertiary education level for Asian students, despite the important role that universities play in Asian communities, and despite the increasing numbers of such students who are coming to the West to study. This study reviews evidence collected over the past ten to fifteen years, which relates to the issue of prediction of academic performance of Chinese students at an English-Language and Western-oriented university - the University of Hong Kong. This review is complemented by an analysis of data collected longitudinally over a five year period, using multiple regression, multiple correlation, path analysis and canonical correlation analyses. The results provide evidence of factors which are important in determining the ability of a student to adapt to the foreign cultural and language barriers that exist at this university. In particular, ability in English language and mathematics provides good and reasonably independent predictors of success. The data show the importance of considering the cultural background of students when assessing their aptitude for study, and offer information for Western universities regarding their admissions procedures for Chinese students. © 1984 Elsevier Science Publishers B.V.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/178228
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.207
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dc.contributor.authorSpinks, JAen_US
dc.contributor.authorHo, DYFen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-19T09:43:33Z-
dc.date.available2012-12-19T09:43:33Z-
dc.date.issued1984en_US
dc.identifier.citationHigher Education, 1984, v. 13 n. 6, p. 657-674en_US
dc.identifier.issn0018-1560en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/178228-
dc.description.abstractThere is a paucity of systematic research on prediction of success at the tertiary education level for Asian students, despite the important role that universities play in Asian communities, and despite the increasing numbers of such students who are coming to the West to study. This study reviews evidence collected over the past ten to fifteen years, which relates to the issue of prediction of academic performance of Chinese students at an English-Language and Western-oriented university - the University of Hong Kong. This review is complemented by an analysis of data collected longitudinally over a five year period, using multiple regression, multiple correlation, path analysis and canonical correlation analyses. The results provide evidence of factors which are important in determining the ability of a student to adapt to the foreign cultural and language barriers that exist at this university. In particular, ability in English language and mathematics provides good and reasonably independent predictors of success. The data show the importance of considering the cultural background of students when assessing their aptitude for study, and offer information for Western universities regarding their admissions procedures for Chinese students. © 1984 Elsevier Science Publishers B.V.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Netherlands. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0018-1560en_US
dc.relation.ispartofHigher Educationen_US
dc.titleChinese students at an English-Language university: Prediction of academic performanceen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailSpinks, JA: spinks@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1007/BF00137018en_US
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dc.identifier.volume13en_US
dc.identifier.issue6en_US
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