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ERIC Number: ED019421
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-May
Pages: 28
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A STUDY TO COMPARE IQ SCORES OF SELECTED SOUTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMEN ENROLLED IN VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE WITH THOSE NOT ENROLLED.
DURHAM, GEORGE H., JR.
THE AVERAGE IQ SCORES OF DIFFERENT STUDENT GROUPS WERE COMPARED--HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMEN ENROLLED IN VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE AND THOSE NOT ENROLLED, AGRICULTURE I AND AGRICULTURE II STUDENTS, AND RURAL AND NONRURAL STUDENTS. DATA WERE COLLECTED FROM 18 OF 24 RANDOMLY SELECTED HIGH SCHOOLS WITH A FOUR-SECTION QUESTIONNAIRE ADMINISTERED BY THE VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE TEACHER. THE AVERAGE IQ SCORES OF STUDENTS ENROLLED IN VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE WERE SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER THAN SCORES OF THOSE NOT ENROLLED ON THE CALIFORNIA MENTAL MATURITY TEST AND THE SRA PRIMARY ABILITY TEST BUT NOT ON THE OTIS TEST OR HENMON NELSON TEST OF MENTAL ABILITY. LITTLE OR NO DIFFERENCE WAS FOUND BETWEEN AVERAGE IQ SCORES OF AGRICULTURE I AND AGRICULTURE II STUDENTS AND RURAL AND NONRURAL STUDENTS. SINCE MORE THAN ONE TYPE OF TEST WAS GIVEN, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO MAKE A STATISTICALLY TRUE STATEMENT ABOUT AGRICULTURE CLASSES BEING THE "DUMPING GROUNDS" FOR GUIDANCE COUNSELORS. HOWEVER, IN 12 OF THE 18 SCHOOLS, THE AVERAGE IQ OF THE AGRICULTURE I STUDENTS WAS FROM 0.3 TO 20.3 POINTS LOWER THAN THAT OF THE MALE FRESHMAN. (JM)
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Authoring Institution: Clemson Univ., SC. Coll. of Agricultural and Biological Sciences.
Identifiers: SOUTH CAROLINA