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Master of Science (MS)
Arden N. Frandsen
The grade-point average (GPA) of 4 groups of college sophomores, representing high and low scores on the CPI Ac and Ai scales, was analyzed to test the hypothesis that conforming and independent achievement motivation (as measured by the CPI) is related to scholastic achievement reflective of conforming or independent behavior. Specific hypotheses regarding differential achievement as a function of Ac and Ai scores were tested and, in general, supported. From this study, it was found that the CPI Ac and Ai scales do provide a basis for differentially predicting the scholastic achievement of students in settings rewarding dependent and/or independent behavior.
Petersen, Dwight J., "CPI Achievement Motivation Scales in Differential Prediction of Academic Achievement" (1969). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 5733.