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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Nagdee, Saffiya
Email nagdees@tut.ac.za
URN etd-08142012-175627
Document Title The relationship between a selection battery and the academic performance of students on an MBA programme
Degree MEd
Department Educational Psychology
Supervisor
Advisor Name Title
Dr R Mampane Co-Supervisor
Prof W J Fraser Co-Supervisor
Prof M Moletsane Supervisor
Keywords
  • Situation Specific Evaluation Expert (SpEEx)
  • learning potential
  • 15 Factor Questionnaire (15FQ+)
  • English proficiency
  • English Literacy Skills Assessments (ELSA)
  • Master in Business Administration (MBA)
  • personality
Date 2012-04-18
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
The study is a quantitative analysis into the selection process of the Masters in Business Administration (MBA) programme at the Tshwane University Technology (TUT).

The selection battery used at TUT to select the MBA applicants is comprised of the Situation Specific Evaluation Expert (SpEEx), the English Literacy Skills Assessment (ELSA), and the 15 Factor Questionnaire (15FQ+). This test battery aims to obtain information on an applicant with regards to his/her cognitive potential (verbal and non-verbal ability), language proficiency, and personality. Therefore, the aim of the study was to investigate the relationship between the selection battery and the academic performance of those students selected into the MBA programme at TUT by examining the differences between the scores of the psychometric selection batteries and the academic performance of those students selected.

Upon analyses and interpretation of the data it was determined that there were no statistically significant differences between the scores of the different components of the selection batteries used and the academic performance of those selected.

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Nagdee, S 2011, The relationship between a selection battery and the academic performance of students on an MBA programme, MEd dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-08142012-175627 / >

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