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ERIC Number: ED003224
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Sep-30
Pages: 58
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THE EFFECTS OF SELECTED FILM AND COUNSELING EXPERIENCES ON CAPABLE GIRLS' ATTITUDES TOWARD COLLEGE.
SULLIVAN, HOWARD J.
A SAMPLE OF APPROXIMATELY 200 HIGH-ABILITY GIRLS WHO INDICATED THAT THEY WERE UNLIKELY TO ATTEND COLLEGE, WERE SCREENED FROM APPROXIMATELY 2,000 SENIOR GIRLS IN 8 HIGH SCHOOLS. THE EXPERIMENTAL TREATMENTS EMPLOYED WERE (1) A COUNSELING INTERVIEW, (2) AN INTERVIEW PLUS THE SHOWING OF A FILM DESIGNED TO CHANGE ATTITUDES TOWARD COLLEGE, AND (3) TWO SHOWINGS OF THE FILM. SEVERAL VARIATIONS OF THE TREATMENT GROUPS WERE MADE, AND A NO-TREATMENT CONTROL GROUP WAS SELECTED. CRITERION MEASURES CONSISTED OF (1) ATTITUDES TOWARD COLLEGE, AS ASSESSED BY A QUESTIONNAIRE, AND (2) APPLICATIONS FOR ADMISSION FOLLOWING THE TREATMENT PHASE. IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT--(1) GIRLS WHO INDICATED THAT LACK OF MONEY WAS THEIR PRIMARY DETERRENT WERE MORE FAVORABLE IN ATTITUDE THAN THOSE WHO INDICATED THAT MOTIVATIONAL FACTORS WERE THE CHIEF OBSTACLE, AND APPLIED FOR COLLEGE IN GREATER NUMBERS, AND (2) GIRLS WITH LOW-MOTIVATION WHO SAW THE FILM AND WERE INDIVIDUALLY COUNSELED SCORED GREATER ON THE ATTITUDE SCALE THAN THOSE WHO WERE GROUP-COUNSELED. ACTUAL APPLICATIONS FOR ADMISSION WERE NOT SIGNIFICANTLY DIFFERENT. IMPLICATIONS ARE DISCUSSED, ALONG WITH OTHER FINDINGS. (JC)
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Authoring Institution: Oregon State System of Higher Education, Monmouth. Teaching Research Div.
Identifiers: OREGON; Oregon (Monmouth)