Undergraduate grade point average is a poor predictor of scientific productivity later in career

Polašek, Ozren and Mavrinac, Martina and Jović, Alan and Džono Boban, Ankica and Biočina-Lukenda, Dolores and Glivetić, Tatjana and Vasilj, Ivan and Petrovečki, Mladen (2010) Undergraduate grade point average is a poor predictor of scientific productivity later in career. Collegium Antropologicum, 34 (Suppl.). pp. 1-5. ISSN 0350-6134

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the usefulness of the undergraduate grade point average in prediction of scientific production of research trainees during their fellowship and later in career. The study was performed in 1,320 research trainees whose fellowships from the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports were terminated between 1999 and 2005. The data were analyzed using logistic regression. The results indicated that undergraduate grade point average was negatively associated with scientific productivity both during and after the fellowship termination. Other indicators, such as undergraduate scientific productivity exhibited much stronger positive association with scientific productivity later in career and should be given more weight in candidate selection process in science and research.

Abstract in Croatian

PROSJEK OCJENA DIPLOMSKOG STUDIJA JE LOŠ PREDIKTOR ZNANSTVENE PRODUKTIVNOSTI U KARIJERI ----- Cilj ovog rada bio je istražiti mogućnost korištenja prosjeka ocjena diplomskog studija kao pokazatelja znanstvene produktivnosti za vrijeme trajanja znanstvenog novaštva i nakon završetka novaštva. Rad je proveden na ukupno 1 320 znanstvenih novaka, čija je potpora Ministarstva znanosti, obrazovanja i športa završila između 1999 i 2005. godine. Podaci su analizirani logističkom regresijom. Rezultati su ukazivali na to da je prosjek ocjena diplomskog studija bio negativno povezan sa znanstvenom produktivnošću i za vrijeme novaštva i nakon završetka novaštva. Drugi pokazatelji, poput znanstvene aktivnosti tijekom diplomskog studija su bili mnogo snažnije povezani sa znanstvenom produktivnošću tijekom i nakon završetka novaštva. Ovo je pokazatelj kojem bi se trebalo pridavati više pažnje na natječajima za izbor znanstvenih novaka.

Item Type: Article
MeSH: Adult ; Biomedical Research ; Educational Measurement ; Efficiency ; Female ; Humans ; Logistic Models ; Male ; Science ; Universities
Departments: Katedra za medicinsku statistiku, epidemiologiju i medicinsku informatiku
Depositing User: Marijan Šember
Status: Published
Creators:
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Polašek, OzrenUNSPECIFIED
Mavrinac, MartinaUNSPECIFIED
Jović, AlanUNSPECIFIED
Džono Boban, AnkicaUNSPECIFIED
Biočina-Lukenda, DoloresUNSPECIFIED
Glivetić, TatjanaUNSPECIFIED
Vasilj, IvanUNSPECIFIED
Petrovečki, MladenUNSPECIFIED
Date: March 2010
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2010
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2011 16:11
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    URI: http://medlib.mef.hr/id/eprint/812

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