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ERIC Number: ED017014
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb
Pages: 37
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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WHY THEY CAME TO THE EAST-WEST CENTER, A COMPARISON OF ASIAN PACIFIC AND AMERICAN GRANTEES.
MEREDITH, GERALD M.
MAJOR COMPONENTS IN REASONS GIVEN BY ASIAN-PACIFIC AND AMERICAN GRANTEES FOR THE DECISION TO ATTEND THE EAST-WEST CENTER ARE IDENTIFIED. THE STUDY HELPED TO--(1) IDENTIFY MAJOR FACTORS IN REASONS GIVEN FOR ATTENDANCE, (2) CLARIFY THE SELF-REPORTED MOTIVATIONAL STRUCTURE BEHIND EDUCATIONAL-VOCATIONAL DECISIONS, AND (3) EXAMINE THE RELATIONSHIP OF THESE FACTORS TO AREAS OF SATISFACTION AND DISSATISFACTION WITHIN THE PROGRAM. DOLE'S REASONS FOR GOING TO COLLEGE INVENTORY WAS MODIFIED AND ADMINISTERED TO 216 ASIAN-PACIFIC AND 106 AMERICAN GRANTEES. THE 93-ITEM SCALE YIELDED PATTERN DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE STUDENT GROUPS IN THE AREAS OF REASONS, VALUES, INTERESTS, INFLUENCES, AND NEEDS RELATED TO EDUCATIONAL-VOCATIONAL CHOICE. A 127-ITEM QUESTIONNAIRE PROVIDED INFORMATION ABOUT GRANTEE PERCEPTION OF 10 FACETS OF THE PROGRAM. THE ASIAN-PACIFIC STUDENTS STAND HIGHER THAN THEIR AMERICAN COUNTERPARTS ON THE FOLLOWING FACTORS--CONFORMITY, MATERIAL VALUE, OTHER-DIRECTEDNESS, AND DEGREE ORIENTATION. TWO BROAD STYLES OF ADJUSTING TO A MULTI CULTURAL ACADEMIC ENVIRONMENT ARE DISCUSSED WITH REFERENCE TO THE MOTIVATIONAL-VOCATIONAL MODELS OF TYLER AND SUPER. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, FEBRUARY 10, 1968. (AUTHOR)
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Authoring Institution: American Educational Theatre Association, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Reasons for Going to College Inventory (Dole)