ERIC Number: ED055222
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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Variables Related to the Educational-Vocational Decision-Making of High School Seniors.
Tatum, Julian P., Jr.
The purposes of this study were threefold: (1) to discover what educational and vocational decisions selected seniors and senior dropouts had made, (2) to investigate some selected variables important to the decisions of the students, and (3) to discover some important implications from this research to assist counselors, teachers, curriculum specialists, and administrators in their efforts to help students. Major findings and implications were based upon data collected by a general questionnaire survey, counselors' interviews of the students, review of the Dropout Data form, and an instrument on how seniors and senior dropouts make decisions. Among these findings were: (1) Approximately 69 percent of the seniors planned to continue their education, while 70 percent of the dropouts had plans for jobs, marriage, and entering military service, (2) Seniors' top ranking reasons for the selection of high school curriculums were interest, college requirements, educational plans, and ability, and (3) Sex, health, finances, father's education, and student's ability had some effect on seniors and seniors' dropout decisions. (Author/JS)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Counseling, Career Guidance, College Bound Students, Decision Making, Doctoral Dissertations, Dropouts, Entry Workers, Family Characteristics, High School Seniors, High School Students, Interviews, Predictor Variables, Questionnaires, Social Background
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Colorado State College