The Impact Of Grade Expectations On Academic Performance In College Economics Courses

Authors

  • Doris Bennett
  • Shawn Carter
  • Cynthia McCarty

Abstract

We find that student grade expectations are positively and significantly related to academic performance in college economics courses. Expectations concerning grades differed for different ethnic groups.  We examined the characteristics for minority and non-minority students where differences in expectations were highly significant.  Then we used regression to determine which of those factors were most important in determining expectations.  Improvement in the factors that negatively affect expectations may improve students’ expectations and contribute to better academic performance and increased knowledge of economics.

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Published

2016-08-05