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ERIC Number: ED011397
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jun
Pages: 61
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
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CHARACTERISTICS OF STUDENTS IN THE HEALTH RELATED PROFESSIONS.
DUNTEMAN, GEORGE H.; AND OTHERS
THIS MONOGRAPH PRESENTS A PORTION OF A LONGITUDINAL STUDY BEING CONDUCTED BY THE REHABILITATION RESEARCH INSTITUTE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA. THE TOTAL PROGRAM ATTEMPTS TO IDENTIFY THE CHARACTERISTICS OF STUDENTS IN EACH OF THE HEALTH RELATED PROFESSIONS. THE CHARACTERISTICS SOUGHT ARE THOSE WHICH DISCRIMINATE ONE PROFESSION FROM ANOTHER AND THOSE WHICH LEAD TO PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS. FRESHMAN AND SOPHOMORE FEMALE STUDENTS WHO EXPRESSED A CAREER CHOICE OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, PHYSICAL THERAPY, MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, OR OTHER HEALTH PROFESSIONS COMPRISED THE SAMPLE. DATA ON THESE STUDENTS WERE COLLECTED USING A NUMBER OF INSTRUMENTS INCLUDING THE MINNESOTA MULTIPHASIC PERSONALITY INVENTORY (MMPI) AND STRONG VOCATIONAL INTEREST BLANK, FEMALE FORM (SVIB). DETAILED ANALYSES OF THE TESTS, INCLUDING FACTOR ANALYSIS OF THE MMPI AND SVIB, WERE CONDUCTED. DISCRIMINANT ANALYSIS USING A D-SQUARE TEST OF THE FIVE MEASURES WAS USED IN AN ATTEMPT TO DISTINGUISH STUDENTS SELECTING EACH OF THE FOUR PROFESSIONAL FIELDS. THE RESEARCHERS FOUND THE SVIB TO DISCRIMINATE MOST EFFECTIVELY. FUTURE PLANS INCLUDE CONTINUING RESEARCH WITH STUDENTS FOUND TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THE ACADEMIC AND CLINICAL ASPECTS OF THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS. PREDICTIVE EQUATIONS OF ACADEMIC SUCCESS AND JOB SUCCESS ARE EXPECTED TO AID COUNSELING OF STUDENTS INTERESTED IN THE HEALTH RELATED PROFESSIONS. (NS)
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Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Regional Rehabilitation Research Inst.
Identifiers: Florida (Gainesville); MINNESOTA MULTIPHASIC PERSONALITY INVENTORY; Rehabilitation Research Foundation AL; STRONG VOCATIONAL INTEREST BLANK