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ERIC Number: ED003054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Mar
Pages: 646
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CAREER DECISIONS AND EDUCATIONAL PLANS DURING COLLEGE.
DAVIS, JAMES A.; AND OTHERS
A NATIONAL SURVEY WAS CONDUCTED TO DETERMINE THE NUMBER OF BACHELOR'S DEGREE RECIPIENTS (JUNE 1961) IN AMERICAN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES WHO WERE PLANNING TO ENTER POSTGRADUATE STUDY IN PREPARATION FOR SUCH PROFESSIONS AS MEDICINE, SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND TEACHING. THE SURVEY SOUGHT TO--(1) IDENTIFY FACTORS WHICH INFLUENCE CHOICES OF FIELD, (2) DETERMINE AT WHAT POINT IN TIME CAREER DECISIONS ARE MADE, (3) DISCOVER THE INFLUENCE OF PROSPECTIVE FINANCIAL SUPPORT, (4) ASCERTAIN WHICH CAREERS COMPETE WITH EACH OTHER, AND (5) EXAMINE SUCH INFLUENCES ON CAREER DECISIONS AS MARITAL STATUS AND CONTACT WITH UNDERGRADUATE INSTRUCTORS. A SAMPLE OF APPROXIMATELY 34,000 GRADUATES WAS ASKED TO RESPOND TO A SELF-ADMINISTERED, 19-PAGE QUESTIONNAIRE. THE TABULATED RESULTS SHOWED (1) SHIFTS IN CAREER PREFERENCE DURING COLLEGE AND THE VARIABLES WHICH INDICATED PREDICTIVE VALIDITY FOR OCCUPATIONAL DECISIONS, (2) FACTORS WHICH ARE ASSOCIATED WITH CHOOSING A FIELD, (3) THE PATTERN OF ANTICIPATIONS FOR GRADUATE STUDY, (4) THE EFFECTS OF PERSONAL AND SOCIAL FACTORS ON THE EXPECTATIONS FOR GRADUATE STUDY BY STUDENTS IN THE SAME CAREER LINES, AND (5) NUMBERS OF STUDENTS PLANNING ADVANCED STUDY, AND THEIR PERSONAL AND SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS. (AW)
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Authoring Institution: National Opinion Research Center, Chicago, IL.
Identifiers: ILLINOIS; Illinois (Chicago)