Students admitted to university based on a cognitive test and MMI are less stressed than students admitted based on GPA

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Many university students report being stressed which has been linked with various negative outcomes. The primary purpose of this study was to explore the selection effects of different admission procedures on students’ stress level. The sample consisted of 196 students who had been admitted to the psychology program at the University of Southern Denmark based either on their grade point average (admission procedure 1), or a combination of a cognitive test and multiple mini interviews (admission procedure 2). The students were asked to complete the Perceived Stress Scale-10 as well as an adapted version of the Big Five Inventory. The results showed that students admitted through admission procedure 2 were less stressed than students admitted through admission procedure 1. Furthermore, the effect of admission procedure on student stress level was found to be mediated by neuroticism and conscientiousness.
Original languageEnglish
JournalStudies in Educational Evaluation
Pages (from-to)170-175
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 9 Apr 2019

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