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Master of Science (MS)




The purpose of this study is to determine if any of these four factors (intelligence quotient, mental age, chronological age, and arithmetical ability) are valid measures for prognosticating success in first-year bookkeeping. The bookkeeping students for three consecutive years (1950-51, 1951-52, 1952-53) were grouped together and their achievement in relation to IQ, CA and MA was compared to the achievement of the 1953-54 bookkeeping students through use of scattergrams, by percentages for the entire group and percentages by classification (sophomore, junior and senior). The 1953-54 bookkeeping students were given the Hundred-Problem Arithmetic Test and their probable bookkeeping success in relation to percentile ranking (based on the national norm for this test) was compared to their actual bookkeeping success in the same manner as that used for IQ, CA and MA. The writer came to the conclusion that intelligence quotient and chronological age are perhaps more influential in predicting probably success in bookkeeping than mental age and arithmetical ability.


vii, 65 leaves ; 28 cm

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