ERIC Number: ED053675
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Characteristics of Academic "Brains" in Different Career Fields.
Watley, Donivan J.
Men who received Merit Scholarships in 1956 and 1957 were followed up in 1965 to determine their educational and career progress. Information was available for 984 of the 1,005 living male Scholars who won Merit awards during that period. Emphasis was placed on Scholars who entered 5 career fields: engineering, medicine, law, the social sciences, and the physical sciences. Clear differences were found among the Scholars in these groups on a variety of variables: family background characteristics, measured scholastic ability, academic aspirations and achievements, activities and marital status, political views, and personal goals. (Author)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Career Choice, Higher Education, Individual Characteristics, Professional Education, Student Characteristics
Research Division, National Merit Scholarship Corporation, 990 Grove Street, Evanston, Illinois 60201
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Merit Scholarship Corp., Evanston, IL.
Identifiers: National Merit Scholars