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ERIC Number: ED012969
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Feb
Pages: 32
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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FAMILY INCOME AND THE CHARACTERISTICS OF COLLEGE-BOUND STUDENTS.
BAIRD, LEONARD L.
A COMPARATIVE SOCIOECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF 18,378 PROSPECTIVE COLLEGE STUDENTS (10,073 MEN AND 8305 WOMEN) TABULATES PERCENTAGES FOR THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STUDENTS WITH DIFFERENT FAMILY INCOMES AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT, FARM OR RURAL HOMES, MARITAL OR DATING STATUS, COLLEGE GOALS, REASONS FOR COLLEGE CHOICE, EXPECTATIONS CONCERNING COLLEGE, HIGHEST DEGREE SOUGHT, CHOICE OF MAJOR FIELD, VOCATION, AND VOCATIONAL ROLE. THE SUBJECTS WERE A THREE PERCENT REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLE OF THE POPULATION OF APPROXIMATELY 612,000 STUDENTS TESTED BY ACT ON NATIONAL TEST DATES BETWEEN NOVEMBER 1, 1964, AND OCTOBER 31, 1965. TESTS AND OTHER METHODS USED IN THE EVALUATION ARE DESCRIBED, VARIABLES ARE EXPLAINED, AND FINDINGS ARE BRIEFLY REVIEWED. CONCLUSIONS SUPPORT THE HYPOTHESIS THAT SOCIAL CLASS IS A PRIMARY DETERMINANT OF COLLEGE CHOICE AND VOCATIONAL ORIENTATION. EMPHASIS IS PLACED ON DEVELOPING A STUDENT FINANCIAL AID PROGRAM TO HELP LOW INCOME STUDENTS TO ATTEND COLLEGE, WIDEN THEIR CHOICE OF INSTITUTIONS, AVOID EXCESSIVE WORK LOADS, AND PLAN FOR EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT COMMENSURATE WITH THEIR ABILITIES. THIS DOCUMENT APPEARS IN "ACT RESEARCH REPORTS," NUMBER 17, FEBRUARY, 1967, AND IS ALSO AVAILABLE AS ADI DOCUMENT NO. 9378 FOR $2.00 MF, $3.75 PHOTOCOPY FROM THE AMERICAN DOCUMENTATION INSTITUTE, ADI AUXILIARY PUBLICATIONS PROJECT, PHOTODUPLICATION SERVICE, LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20540. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.
Identifiers: Iowa (Iowa City)