A Meta-Analytic Investigation of the Predictive Validity of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Scores on GPA

dc.contributorBurlbaw, Lynn M
dc.creatorAbunawas, Mahmoud
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-28T15:36:55Z
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-07T20:15:45Z
dc.date.available2015-04-28T15:36:55Z
dc.date.available2017-04-07T20:15:45Z
dc.date.created2014-12
dc.date.issued2014-12-09
dc.description.abstractResearch conducted on the relationship between international students? TOEFL scores and academic performance has produced contradictory results. To examine this relationship, a meta-analysis was conducted on extant studies centered on international students? TOEFL scores and academic performance as measured through GPA. The meta-analysis included 47 independent effect size values generated from 40 studies. The results of this meta-analysis yielded a statistically significant and positive relationship between international students? TOEFL scores and their GPA. As the variation across effect size values was substantial, a moderator analysis was conducted to detect potential variables contributing to this variation. The moderator variables examined in this meta-analysis included: (a) publication status , (b) graduate level, (c) test version, and (d) research setting. Of these four moderators, only the research setting was found to be a potential moderator. Studies conducted outside the U.S. were found to have higher effect size values than those in the U.S. Implications and recommendations were also discussed.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/154156
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectTOEFL
dc.subjectacademic performance
dc.subjectGPA
dc.subjectadmissions
dc.subjectpredictive validity
dc.subjectEnglish Language proficiency
dc.subjecttest scores
dc.subjectinternational students.
dc.titleA Meta-Analytic Investigation of the Predictive Validity of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Scores on GPA
dc.typeThesis

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