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ERIC Number: ED013457
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Jun
Pages: 54
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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STUDENTS WITH DIFFERENT VOCATIONAL CHOICES. A DESCRIPTION OF COLLEGE FRESHMEN, II.
ABE, CLIFFORD; HOLLAND, JOHN L.
THE AMERICAN COLLEGE SURVEY WAS USED TO ASSESS 12,432 COLLEGE FRESHMEN FROM 31 INSTITUTIONS ON 43 SCALES. FOR EACH VOCATION SELECTED BY 10 OR MORE STUDENTS, THE MEAN AND STANDARD DEVIATION WERE COMPUTED FOR 117 STUDENT CHARACTERISTICS. THE VOCATIONS WERE CATEGORIZED INTO 13 AREAS, AND SUMMARIES OF STUDENT CHARACTERISTICS IN EACH AREA WERE PREPARED. THE DESCRIPTIONS OF STUDENTS SEEKING DIFFERENT VOCATIONS IMPLY THAT/ (1) STUDENTS SEEK VOCATIONS WHICH ARE APPROPRIATE FOR THEIR INTERESTS, VALUES, AND SPECIAL TALENTS, (2) VOCATIONAL DECISIONS DEPEND UPON MANY STUDENT CHARACTERISTICS, (3) THE REPORT MAY BE VALUABLE TO STUDENTS WHO CANNOT USE THE SERVICES OF GUIDANCE WORKERS, AND (4) THERE IS PROBABLY A CLOSE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN THE CHOICE OF MAJOR FIELD AND CHOICE OF VOCATION. THE PRESENT STUDY MAY BE LIMITED BY THE FACT THAT THE STUDENTS ARE ASPIRANTS, RATHER THAN EMPLOYEES, IN THE VARIOUS VOCATIONS. FURTHER RESEARCH EFFORTS ARE PLANNED TO/ (1) DEVELOP PSYCHOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION SCHEMES, (2) LEARN HOW STUDENTS WHO PERSIST IN A FIELD DIFFER FROM THOSE WHO LEAVE IT, (3) DETERMINE THE PREDICTIVE VALIDITIES OF THE ASSESSMENT DEVICES USED IN THIS STUDY, AND (4) DETERMINE THE INFLUENCE OF COLLEGE CLIMATES UPON A STUDENT'S VOCATIONAL CHOICE. THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ACT RESEARCH REPORT, NO. 4, JUNE 1965. (PR)
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Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.
Identifiers: AMERICAN COLLEGE SURVEY