Title: The socioeconomic determinants of the university entrance exam scores in Turkey

Authors: Cumhur Erdem, Ismail Senturk, Cem Kaan Arslan

Addresses: Department of Economics, Gaziosmanpasa University, Taslıciftlik Kampusu, Tokat, Turkey. ' Department of Economics, Gaziosmanpasa University, Taslıciftlik Kampusu, Tokat, Turkey. ' Department of Economics, Gaziosmanpasa University, Taslıciftlik Kampusu, Tokat, Turkey

Abstract: This study uses multivariate regression and one-way ANOVA analyses to identify the socioeconomic and demographic factors which affect verbal, quantitative and equally weighted scores for the nationwide University Student Selection Examination (OSS) in Turkey. The results show that factors such as high school Grade Point Average (GPA), average family income, length of private tutoring, gender, geographical region of the family residence and educational level of the parents have an impact on OSS scores.

Keywords: OSS scores; university entrance exams; exam scores; management in education; Turkey; verbal; quantitative scores; equally weighted scores; student selection.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMIE.2008.021994

International Journal of Management in Education, 2008 Vol.2 No.4, pp.357 - 371

Published online: 16 Dec 2008 *

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