ERIC Number: ED024987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship Between Self-Concept and Certain Academic, Vocational, Biographical, and Personality Variables of Entering Male Freshmen at a Major Land Grant University.
Badgett, John L., Jr.
The relationship between the self-concepts and certain academic, vocational, biographical, and personality variables of freshmen students was examined to provide the basis for a more scientific approach to academic-vocational counseling. The subjects completed the Self-Rating Scale, the Fascism Scale, and the Military Ideology Scale, and a student information card. Scores from the Scholastic Aptitude Test were used for predictive and correlational purposes. The study revealed: (1) there appeared to be no significant differences in scholastic aptitudes between low self-concept students and high self-concept students; (2) the civilian students were more authoritarian than the military student; (3) there was no significant difference in the total mean self-concept scores of students classified as underachievers and those classified as overachievers; (4) no significant difference was noted between the total mean self-concept scores of students whose fathers attended college and those students whose fathers did not; and (5) students who selected military status were more favorable to military ideology than were students who selected civilian status. Recommendations for further research are made. Administrators at Texas A&M University are considering incorporating some of the findings of this study into the school's academic-vocational counseling program. (CJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station.
Identifiers: Fascism Scale; Military Ideology Scale (Altman); Scholastic Aptitude Test; Self Rating Scale (Hope)