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Determinants of Academic Success in Economics and Management

Dino Alves (), Ana Reis (), Carmo Seabra () and Luis Nunes ()
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Dino Alves: Nova School of Business and Economics
Carmo Seabra: Nova SBE, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Chapter 17 in Investigaciones de Economía de la Educación, 2015, vol. 10, pp 335-356 from Asociación de Economía de la Educación

Abstract: This paper analyses the determinants of academic success of undergraduate students enrolled in 2009/10 at Nova School of Business and Economic, using information about students’ characteristics and skills to predict their future educational success, measured by four different outcomes. The main finding is that internal high school grade is a better predictor of achievement than the score of mathematics national exam. Additionally, gender, age, economic background and distance between home and Nova SBE seem to be correlated with performance. On the other hand, the estimates suggest that attending a private high school or following the economics track at high school are irrelevant for predicting educational outcomes, after controlling for the internal high school grade and the mathematics national exam score.

Keywords: predictors of success; higher education; national exams; cumulative process of education (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I21 I29 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
ISBN: 978-84-944483-4-8
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