Are g.p.a. and ethics related?

  • Andrew SikulaSr.
  • Adelmiro D. Costa


This article reports results of a study of some 200 college-aged students at California State University. Ethical values are measured using a subset of the well-known and frequently used Rokeach Value Survey. Using nonparametric statistical analysis, four value measures, and four different consistent tests of significance and probability, the research data, perhaps disappointedly for many observers including the authors, reveal that there is no relationship between college grade point average and student ethics. Statistical analysis was done on g.p.a. splits of “less than 3.0” versus “3.0 or more” and also on g.p.a. data for “2.5 or less” versus “3.5 or more”. In all cases, there are no significant relationships between high or low grade point averages and scores on ethical value rankings.

Key words

ethics values g.p.a. (grade point average) intelligence Rokeach Value Survey 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew SikulaSr.
    • 1
  • Adelmiro D. Costa
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ManagementCalifornia State University, ChicoChicoUSA
  2. 2.Information Systems DepartmentGolden Gate UniversitySan FranciscoUSA

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