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ERIC Number: ED016776
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Sep
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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CERTAINTY OF VOCATIONAL-EDUCATIONAL PLANS AND FIRST YEAR COLLEGE ACHIEVEMENT.
KWON, LINDA JO
THE PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY WAS TO TEST THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN A MEASURE OF DEFINITENESS OF VOCATIONAL-EDUCATIONAL GOALS AND THE ACADEMIC SUCCESS OF UNIVERSITY FRESHMEN. THE SAMPLE SELECTED CONSISTED OF EVERY TENTH STUDENT, 360 TOTAL, WHO ENROLLED IN THE FALL OF 1966 AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON. LESSER SAMPLES WERE RANDOMLY SELECTED FROM THIS GROUP FOR STATISTICAL ANALYSIS. VARIABLES CONSIDERED WERE BIRTH ORDER, SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS, PREDICTED GRADE POINT AVERAGE, AND DEFINITENESS OF VOCATIONAL-EDUCATIONAL GOALS BASED ON HOLLINGSHEAD'S FIVE-LEVEL SYSTEM WHICH TAKES INTO ACCOUNT BOTH THE FATHER'S OCCUPATION AND EDUCATIONAL LEVEL. FINDINGS INDICATED NO STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN DEFINITENESS OF VOCATIONAL-EDUCATIONAL GOALS AND SEX, BIRTH ORDER, SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS, PREDICTIVE GRADE POINT AVERAGE, OR THE NUMBER OF AREAS OF COURSE WORK TAKEN. IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT DEFINITENESS OF VOCATIONAL-EDUCATIONAL GOALS DOES NOT ACCOUNT FOR ANYTHING THAT IS NOT ALREADY ACCOUNTED FOR BY HIGH SCHOOL GRADES IN THE PREDICTION OF ACADEMIC SUCCESS. (EM)
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Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Bureau of Testing.
Identifiers: UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON