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A multivariate analysis of the relationship between undergraduate fraternity/sorority involvement and academic performance
Oracle: The Research Journal of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (2012)
  • Larry D Long, Michigan State University
Abstract
This study explored the relationship between potential time commitments of fraternity and sorority members and academic performance. A secondary analysis of data collected using the Fraternity/Sorority Experience Survey revealed statistically significant relationships between cumulative grade point average and chapter involvement, engagement in academic activities, part-time work, and alcohol use. Chapter involvement, engagement in academic activities, and part-time work were positively associated with academic performance. Alcohol use was negatively related to academic performance. Implications for practice include establishing a culture of academic achievement in fraternal organizations, minimizing the use of alcohol, identifying and approaching academically at-risk members, and establishing initiatives to support the academic achievement of fraternity members.
Keywords
  • Fraternity,
  • Sorority,
  • Involvement,
  • Academic Performance,
  • GPA,
  • Leadership,
  • Alcohol use,
  • Work,
  • Studying
Publication Date
Fall 2012
Citation Information
Long, L. D. (2012). A multivariate analysis of the relationship between undergraduate fraternity/sorority involvement and academic performance. Oracle: The Research Journal of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors, 7(2), 37-48.