Cumulative grade point average as a tangible predictor of academic achievement: A retrospective cross-sectional study

Gonsalves, James and Abraham, Reem Rachel and Hande, Shyamala and Rai, Sharada and Bairy, KL and Ramnarayan, K (2014) Cumulative grade point average as a tangible predictor of academic achievement: A retrospective cross-sectional study. Journal of Education Technology in Health Sciences, 1 (2). pp. 1-5.

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Abstract

The study was conducted with an objective to determine the role of Cumulative Grade Point Average as an indicator of academic achievement of undergraduate medical students in Physiology. A retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted in Melaka Manipal Medical College (Manipal Campus) after obtaining approval from the institutional research committee. Eight batches of undergraduate medical students (n=1051) admitted from 2008 to 2012 were included in the study. CGPA and University Examination theory and practical marks in Physiology were collected from the college database. Pearson's correlation was done to find the strength of association between the CGPA and University marks. In first phase, variables like CGPA, learning approaches and block examination marks were used for performing a univariate analysis, with university examination performance as a dependent variable. Correlations that had a p-value <0.2 were considered significant. In second phase, the variable that was best correlating with students' performance in the University examination was subjected to multiple regression analysis. It was observed that, >98% of students who had CGPA greater than 3.5 were successful in the Physiology University examination A linear relation was observed between the CGPA and University marks in Physiology. The present study reemphasized that CGPA score is good predictor of student achievement.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: OGPA; predictor; academic achievement; physiology; medical students.
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Pathology
Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Physiology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pharmacology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2015 04:18
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2015 04:18
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/142365

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