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ERIC Number: ED021127
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec-31
Pages: 163
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Reference Count: 0
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INTEREST AND INTELLECTUAL INDICES RELATED TO SUCCESSFUL AND NON-SUCCESSFUL MALE COLLEGE STUDENTS IN TECHNICAL AND ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAMS. FINAL REPORT.
HECKER, DONALD L.; TAYLOR, RONALD G.
THE PURPOSE OF THE PROJECT WAS TO STUDY THE DIFFERENCES AND SIMILARITIES IN INTEREST, ABILITY, AND PREVIOUS ACHIEVEMENT PATTERNS OF 941 MEN STUDENTS WHO ENROLLED IN VARIOUS TECHNICAL AND ASSOCIATE DEGREE 2-YEAR PROGRAMS AND TO DETERMINE WHICH VARIABLES COULD DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN STUDENTS WHO COMPLETED, CHANGED TO AN ALTERNATE PROGRAM, OR WITHDREW FROM COLLEGE. TERMINAL BUSINESS STUDENTS TYPICALLY EXPRESSED A POSITIVE INTEREST IN OCCUPATIONS WITH A MANAGEMENT FUNCTION, A HIGH ASPIRATION LEVEL, AND TENDED TO REJECT SCIENCE AND TECHNICAL OCCUPATIONS, (2) ENTERING GENERAL EDUCATION-SCIENCE STUDENTS HAD HIGH ABILITY, STRONG ACHIEVEMENT BACKGROUND, POSITIVE INTEREST IN SCIENCE RELATED OCCUPATIONS AND REJECTED BUSINESS MANAGEMENT FUNCTIONS, (3) GENERAL EDUCATION NON-SCIENCE STUDENTS WERE CHARACTERIZED BY THEIR LOW MASCULINE-FEMININITY SCORE AND A POSITIVE INTEREST IN SOCIAL SERVICE AND VERBAL RELATED OCCUPATIONS, (4) COLLEGIATE TECHNICAL STUDENTS EXPRESSED INTEREST IN SCIENCE OCCUPATIONS AND REJECTED SOCIAL SERVICE OCCUPATIONS, (5) TRADE AND INDUSTRIAL STUDENTS HAD LOW ABILITY SCORES AND POOR HIGH SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT, TENDED TO REJECT OCCUPATIONS REFLECTING SOCIAL SERVICE, VERBAL OR COMPUTATIONAL ASPECTS, AND HAD INTERESTS DIRECTED TOWARD PHYSICAL, OUTDOOR OCCUPATIONS. IN GENERAL ALL THE VARIABLES STUDIED WERE ABLE TO DIFFERENTIATE AT A FAIRLY HIGH LEVEL BETWEEN STUDENTS WHO ENROLLED IN VARIOUS PROGRAMS. ABILITY FACTORS BEST DETERMINED SUCCESS IN PROGRAMS, AND INTEREST RELATED FACTORS BEST DETERMINED CHOICE OF PROGRAM AND CHANGE FROM THAT PROGRAM. (MM)
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Authoring Institution: Ferris State Coll., Big Rapids, MI.
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