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Proposed Skill Assessment Models for College Admissions to the Golf Departments in Korea: An Application of the Rasch Partial Credit Model
Objectives: Currently, for the assessment of skill in drives, iron shots, and approach shots for admission to golf departments in Korean Colleges, an applicant’s golf ability is evaluated based on the sum of successful shots made regardless of the difficulty level. Methods/Statistical Analysis: To address this problem, the lowest weight and the highest weight were determined based on face validity, and then weights were determined in proportion to the difficulty levels estimated from applying the Rasch partial credit model statistically. Findings: Results showed that, the lowest weight (1.00) was assigned to drives, the highest weight (1.50) to approach shots, and the interpolated weight (1.42) to iron shots. For female students, the lowest weight (1.00) was also assigned to drives, the highest weight (1.50) to approach shots, and the interpolated weight (1.47) to iron shots. Application/Improvement: Accordingly, for male students, the difficulty level of approach shots was the highest, followed by those of iron shots and drives. For female students, the difficulty level of approach shots was also highest, followed by those of iron shots and drives.
Golf Evaluation Model, Rasch Partial Credit Model, University Admissions, Weight.
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