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Academic Success Inventory for College Students

Title: The Academic Success Inventory for College Students: An Item Response Theory Analysis.
Name(s): Festa-Dreher, Désarée V. (Désarée Valerie), 1982-, author
Prevatt, Frances, professor directing dissertation
Stepina, Lee, university representative
Sampson, James, committee member
Turner, Jeannine, committee member
Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2012
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The aim of this study was to further validate the Academic Success Inventory for College Students (ASICS; Prevatt et al., 2011). There is a wide range of theoretical approaches related to academic success and there are several different assessments, including traditional measures (e.g. SAT, ACT, high school GPA) and nontraditional measures (e.g. LASSI, MSLQ, AMS, etc.). However, there is a lack of sound, comprehensive instrumentation in the academic success literature. The ASICS (Prevatt et al., 2011) is a newly designed comprehensive, 50-item survey that is based on notable theories of academic success and empirical evidence. Research on the ASICS has already demonstrated sound psychometric properties in its early stages of development (Prevatt et al., 2011). The present study implored a Logistic Graded Response Model, which is a unidimensional IRT analysis, on each of the ASIC subscales. Based on Logistic Graded Response Model results, none of the items fit the expected or hypothesized model, which may be due to the lack of appropriate software. However, many of the items had appropriate item endorsement and discrimination, which provided information on what contributes to the ten factors measured by the ASICS. Even though it is in its early stages of development, the ASICS continues to have strong psychometric properties and is a sound measure of academic success. Many universities and colleges would benefit from utilizing the ASICS to help increase the academic performance and graduation rates of its students.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-4827 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2012.
Date of Defense: February 22, 2012.
Keywords: Academic Success, College Performance, IRT, Scale Development, Validation
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Frances Prevatt, Professor Directing Dissertation; Lee Stepina, University Representative; James Sampson, Committee Member; Jeannine Turner, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Educational psychology
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Owner Institution: FSU

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