LIMA, Luis C. F. (2011): Rendimento Acadêmico, o que prediz (e o que não prediz): o caso dos alunos de Ciências Econômicas da UnB.
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The analysis was based in 240 questionnaires answered by students of economics at University of Brasília. Using them, it was tried to make a whole description of the characteristics of these alumni and, in a second moment, to estimate econometric models to identify the causes of academic outcome, measured by the Grade Point Average (GPA) of UnB. The models showed that the amount of study and the frequency in classes are fundamental. Although, it did not find relationship between the participation in the campus social life and GPA. As in previous surveys, women presented better grades than men. Quota students, however, had lower GPAs than others. Finally, when a logistic regression was estimated to determine the probability of a fail, the time spent studying had little significance, as long as, the number of absences and subjects were the most important variables.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Rendimento Acadêmico, o que prediz (e o que não prediz): o caso dos alunos de Ciências Econômicas da UnB|
|English Title:||Academic Outcome, what predicts(and what does not): the case of Economics alumni from University of Brasilia|
|Keywords:||Academic Outcome; Higher Education; Econometrics; OLS; MLE|
|Subjects:||I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education and Research Insititutions > I21 - Analysis of Education
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education and Research Insititutions > I23 - Higher Education Research Institutions
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C2 - Single Equation Models; Single Variables > C21 - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models; Quantile Regressions
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C2 - Single Equation Models; Single Variables > C25 - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions
|Depositing User:||Luís Cristóvão Ferreira Lima|
|Date Deposited:||23. Jan 2012 16:26|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 00:10|
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