Promoting Effects of Abilities While Enhancing Probability of College-Success: A Moderation Role of Higher Education


  • Lemecha Wariyo Wachemo University
  • Amare Asgedom Addis Ababa University, College of Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction



College Readiness; College Success; Higher Education Quality


Studies revealed that college readiness promotes college success and higher education student learning outcomes. This study opted to 1) analyze the total effect and the conditional effect of college readiness on college success by university generations and departments; 2) analyze the differences in the probability of college success across departments and university generations; 3) describe the quality of university generations in terms of the conditional effects and the probabilities of college success. The study is an ex post facto research. The Ethiopian 1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation universities; and the Ethiopian National Assessment and Evaluation Agency officers were the population of the study. The total sample size was 551. The Ethiopian General Education School Leaving Certificate Examination Grade Point Average, the Ethiopian Higher Education Entrance Examination score, and the College Cumulative Grade Point Average of the students were sources of the data. Using the Process Procedure for Software Package for Social Sciences, the binomial logistic regression was conducted. Maintaining the highest total conditional effect of college readiness on college success while heightening the probability of college success at a value of college readiness has been interpreted as a trait of the high performing university generation.


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Wariyo, L. and Asgedom, A. (2021) ’Promoting Effects of Abilities While Enhancing Probability of College-Success: A Moderation Role of Higher Education’, Journal on Efficiency and Responsibility in Education and Science, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 101–117



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