Construct Details:

Source (1084):

Schmitt, Neal (2007), "The Use of Background and Ability Profiles to Predict College Student Outcomes", Journal of Applied Psychology, 92, 165-179.



  • Information about participants’ SAT scores, ACT scored and HSGPA were collected from the relevant admissions or registrar’s offices at the participants’ home institution. All available score for each SAT and ACT test were standardized via nationally reported norms, they were averaged together to create a single ability variable.