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ERIC Number: ED014742
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-May
Pages: 54
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Reference Count: 0
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A DESCRIPTION OF COLLEGE FRESHMEN--I. STUDENTS WITH DIFFERENT CHOICES OF MAJOR FIELD.
ABE, CLIFFORD; HOLLAND, JOHN L.
COLLEGE FRESHMEN PLANNING TO MAJOR IN DIFFERENT FIELDS OF STUDY ARE DESCRIBED. THE SAMPLE STUDIED INCLUDED 12,432 COLLEGE FRESHMEN ENROLLED IN 31 INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION DURING APRIL AND MAY 1964. THE AMERICAN COLLEGE SURVEY WAS USED TO ASSESS STUDENT CHARACTERISTICS. INCLUDED IN THIS SURVEY IS THE VOCATIONAL PREFERENCE INVENTORY, POTENTIAL ACHIEVEMENT SCALES, EXTRACURRICULAR ACHIEVEMENT RECORD, PRECONSCIOUS ACTIVITY SCALE, RANGE OF COMPETENCIES, INTERPERSONAL COMPETENCY SCALE, RANGE OF EXPERIENCE SCALE, INTELLECTUAL RESOURCES IN THE HOME SCALE, DOGMATISM SCALE, STUDENT ORIENTATION SURVEY, AND A FORM TO ASSESS OTHER INFORMATION SUCH AS PERSONAL DATA, EDUCATIONAL AND ECONOMIC ASPIRATIONS, LIFE GOALS, AND SELF RATINGS, MEANS AND STANDARD DEVIATIONS WERE COMPUTED FOR 117 STUDENT CHARACTERISTICS FOR EACH MAJOR FIELD WITH TEN OR MORE STUDENTS. USING SIMPLE ANALYSES OF VARIANCE, SIGNIFICANT RESULTS WERE OBTAINED FOR 52 STUDENT VARIABLES. MAJOR FIELDS WERE THEN GROUPED INTO 13 ACADEMIC AREAS AND TABLES PREPARED TO SHOW THE CHARACTERISTICS MOST DESCRIPTIVE OF THE MAJOR FIELDS COMPRISING THAT AREA. SINCE ANALYSIS OF THE TABLES SHOWS THAT STUDENTS WHO PLAN TO ENTER A FIELD DO ENTER THAT FIELD, THE RESULTS APPEAR TO HAVE SOME PRACTICAL VALUE. THIS IS ACT RESEARCH REPORT NO. 3, MAY, 1965. (SK)
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Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.
Identifiers: ACT Assessment; AMERICAN COLLEGE SURVEY