ERIC Number: ED051761
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Characteristics and Performance of Second-Year Engineering Students in Victorian Colleges of Advanced Education 1969.
Horne, B. C.
This study describes the characteristics of Victorian college engineering students. Ninety percent of the second-year full-time engineering students filled out a questionnaire and provided information on: country of birth, age, sex and marital status, type of secondary school attended, subjects passed at leaving and matriculation level, scholarships, father's occupation, parents' educational level, and sibling tertiary education experience. By a series of cross-tabulations the students' replies were related to: college attended, location of college attended, field of engineering studies, and performance at annual examinations. The chi-squared test was applied to determine the significance of any differences found. The better performing students were found to be: Australian born, younger than average, former technical school students, and sons of tradesmen or manual workers with only a primary level education. Students' replies to a second questionnaire with data on their study habits and other related questions were cross-tabulated with subsequent performance at the annual examination. The study also examines the concept of advanced education and discusses a number of the implications of the material presented. (Author/AF)
Descriptors: College Students, Engineering Education, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Student Characteristics
Australian Council for Educational Research, Frederick Street, Hawthorn, Victoria 3122, Australia
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Authoring Institution: Australian Council for Educational Research, Hawthorn.
Identifiers: Australia (Victoria)