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ERIC Number: ED014092
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar
Pages: 10
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A COMPARISON OF MALE-FEMALE COLLEGE ATTENDANCE PROBABILITIES.
WERTS, CHARLES E.
A HETEROGENEOUS SAMPLE OF 246 FOUR-YEAR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES REQUIRED ALL ENTERING FRESHMEN TO FILL OUT A SHORT INFORMATION FORM WITH REGISTRATION MATERIALS. THE 76,015 MALES AND 51,100 FEMALES GAVE INFORMATION ON FATHER'S OCCUPATION, FATHER'S EDUCATION, AND HIGH SCHOOL GRADE AVERAGE. A STUDY OF THE DATA SUGGESTS THAT THREE INFLUENCES, IN COMBINATION, MODIFY THE PROBABILITY OF COLLEGE ATTENDANCE FOR GIRLS COMPARED WITH BOYS. A GIRL'S LIKELIHOOD OF COLLEGE ATTENDANCE RISES WITH THE EDUCATIONAL LEVEL OF HER FATHER. A GIRL WHOSE FATHER IS CLOSELY ASSOCIATED WITH THE ACADEMIC COMMUNITY IS ALMOST AS LIKELY AS HER BROTHER TO ATTEND COLLEGE. A GIRL WHOSE GRADES ARE RELATIVELY POOR IS MUCH LESS LIKELY THAN A BOY WITH EQUALLY LOW GRADES TO ATTEND COLLEGE, BUT HIGH ABILITY GIRLS AND BOYS ARE EQUALLY LIKELY TO ATTEND. PARENT ATTITUDES INFLUENCED BY SOCIOECONOMIC CONDITIONS APPEAR TO FAVOR MALES OVER FEMALES. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE AMERICAN PERSONNEL AND GUIDANCE ASSOCIATION CONVENTION, DALLAS, TEXAS, MARCH, 1967. (WR)
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