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ERIC Number: ED016484
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Oct
Pages: 154
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Reference Count: 0
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POST HIGH SCHOOL PLANS AND FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH COLLEGE SELECTION FOR DELAWARE HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS, 1966.
BROWN, C. HAROLD
THIS IS A STUDY OF WHO GOES TO COLLEGE, WHY HE CHOOSES A PARTICULAR COLLEGE, HIS INTEREST IN A LOCAL 2-YEAR COLLEGE, AND THE COURSE IT SHOULD PROVIDE. OF SIX VARIABLES RELATED TO POST-HIGH SCHOOL PLANS (SEX, ACADEMIC ABILITY, SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS, COLOR, RESIDENCE, AND KIND OF HIGH SCHOOL), THE FIRST THREE WERE MOST INFLUENTIAL. A QUESTIONNAIRE, SENT TO 49 PERCENT (3,476) OF THE STATE'S SENIOR HIGH STUDENTS, SHOWED THAT (1) ABOUT HALF PLANNED ON COLLEGE AND A FIFTH EXPECTED TO WORK, (2) WHITE MALES WITH HIGH GRADES AND HIGH STATUS FAMILIES WERE MOST LIKELY TO PLAN ON COLLEGE, (3) CAREER BETTERMENT WAS THE PREFERRED REASON FOR POST-HIGH SCHOOL TRAINING, (4) ABOUT HALF THE STUDENTS PLANNED TO ATTEND A COLLEGE WITHIN THE STATE, (5) PARTICULAR COURSES AND HIGH ACADEMIC RATING MOST INFLUENCED THE CHOICE OF A COLLEGE, (6) HIGH ACADEMIC STANDING WAS A COLLEGE'S MOST IMPORTANT ATTRIBUTE, (7) DELAWARE UNIVERSITY ENJOYED A HIGH REPUTATION, THE STATE COLLEGE AND THE ONLY JUNIOR COLLEGE SLIGHTLY LESS, (8) FEWER THAN TWO-FIFTHS WERE INTERESTED IN A LOCAL TWO-YEAR COLLEGE, AND (9) OF THESE, THREE-FIFTHS EXPECTED VOCATIONAL TRAINING. AMONG THE INCIDENTAL FINDINGS, IT WAS OBSERVED THAT SELECTION OF A COLLEGE DEPENDS ON MANY FACTORS, SOME HAVING LITTLE TO DO WITH EDUCATION ITSELF--EITHER ITS EXCELLENCE OR ITS UTILITY. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Delaware Univ., Newark. Div. of Urban Affairs.
Identifiers: DELAWARE