ERIC Number: ED031742
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
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Biographical Data Differentiating College Attenders and Nonattenders at Various Ability Levels.
Prediger, Dale J.
This study was designed to: (1) compare the contribution of various categories of biographical data (biodata) to the differentiation of college attenders and nonattenders, and (2) to assess the accuracy of biodata as a predictor of collete attendance. Subjects consisted of 20,367 high school senior males who participated in the 1960 data collection phase of Project TALENT and who responded to a 1961 follow-up questionnaire. Biodata obtained from a 394-item inventory were categorized into 14 areas. The study revealed that biodata were potent and pervasive predictors of college attendance, predictors that were not just concomitants of academic aptitude. (Author/EK)
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Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Revision of a paper presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 30--April 3, 1969.