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ERIC Number: ED010188
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 317
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Reference Count: 0
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DOCTORAL GRADUATES IN EDUCATION. AN INQUIRY INTO THEIR MOTIVES, ASPIRATIONS, AND PERCEPTIONS OF THE PROGRAM.
BROWN, LAURENCE D.
INDIVIDUALS RECEIVING DOCTORATES IN THE FIELD OF PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION IN THE UNITED STATES DURING THE ACADEMIC YEAR 1963-64 WERE SURVEYED AND COMPARED WITH A COMPARABLE SAMPLE OF RESPONDENTS (SURVEYED EARLIER) WHO HAD RECEIVED THEIR DEGREES BETWEEN 1956 AND 1958. CERTAIN SUBGROUPS WITHIN BOTH SAMPLES WERE COMPARED ALSO TO GATHER INFORMATION ON SUCH VARIABLES AS SEX, DEGREE, AND MAJOR FIELD. SURVEY PROCEDURES USED WITH THE 1963-64 POPULATION EMPLOYED A QUESTIONNAIRE WITH SEMISTRUCTURED RESPONSE ALTERNATIVES. RESPONSES FROM 2,067 QUESTIONNAIRES WERE COMPILED RELATIVE TO THE FOLLOWING--(1) PERSONAL AND SOCIOLOGICAL SAMPLE CHARACTERISTICS, (2) MOTIVES FOR ENTERING THE DOCTORAL PROGRAM IN EDUCATION, (3) PERCEPTION AND EVALUATION OF INDIVIDUAL EXPERIENCES DURING THE DOCTORAL PROGRAM, AND (4) CURRENT POSITIONS AND PERSONAL ASPIRATIONS. IN ADDITION, OTHER RESPONSE DATA WERE COMPARED WITH INFORMATION OBTAINED DURING THE EARLIER SURVEY, INCLUDING--(1) DEGREES, ED.D. VERSUS PH.D., (2) AGE, OLDER VERSUS YOUNGER DOCTORAL GRADUATES, (3) LENGTH OF SPECIFIC DOCTORAL PROGRAMS, (4) MAJOR FIELD, (5) COMMUNITY BACKGROUND, AND (6) SIZE OF SPECIFIC PROGRAMS. IT WAS FOUND THAT SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS DOMINATED THE 1963-64 SAMPLE WITH A TOTAL OF ABOUT 20 PERCENT. THE FIELD OF GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING WAS FOUND TO BE A DISTANT SECOND CATEGORY WITH ONLY ABOUT 8 PERCENT OF THE TOTAL SAMPLE. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ. Foundation, Bloomington.
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