Math Matters! The Importance of Mathematical and Verbal Skills for Degree Performance

Judith Delaney, Paul J. Devereux

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Abstract

We find that mathematics skills have a stronger relationship to university performance than verbal skills. While both are predictive of degree completion and class of degree obtained, mathematics skills have a larger effect, and are particularly predictive of achieving a first-class honours degree and of high achievement in STEM courses.

Original languageEnglish
Article number108850
JournalEconomics Letters
Volume186
Early online date14 Nov 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2020

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