Appalachia, Attitudes toward Authority and GPA

Sarah Thompson


Previous research on Appalachian students has shown that collectivistic regional values play a role on academic performance.  Based on a students region they are supposed to display certain cultural values such as collectivism. No research has looked at college student’s attitude towards authority and the connection to GPA.  It is hypothesized that those who display high attitude toward authority will be more likely to have higher GPA’s. Participants were 187 college students from Appalachia and non-Appalachian regions that completed survey assessments of the variables. A regression analysis confirmed the hypothesis.

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ISSN: 2325-0917