ERIC Number: ED207461
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Student Types: Male and Female Changes Over a Decade. Research Report No. 14-80.
Sedlacek, William E.; Masters, Michael D.
A sample of University of Maryland, College Park, undergraduates from 1969 was compared to one from 1979 on the "type" of student they considered themselves to be, based on the Clark-Trow model. Compared to 1969, in 1979 there were fewer Collegiate types (8 percent vs. 26 percent), more Academic types (34 percent vs. 20 percent), and more Vocational types (43 percent vs. 35 percent), but about the same percentage of Nonconformist types (15 vs. 19 percent). Differences by sex varied greatly between 1969 and 1979. While more females than males were Collegiate in 1969 (33 percent vs. 18 percent), there were no differences in male and female Collegiates in 1979, and their percentages had dropped to 8 percent. A much larger percentage of males than females were Vocational in 1969 (44 percent vs. 28 percent), compared to 1979 (male 47 percent, female 40 percent). There were also relatively more female than male Academic types in 1969 (24 percent vs. 17 percent) than in 1979 (female 35 percent vs. male 32 percent). Explanations of the types and implications of the results are discussed. It is suggested that in the 1980s women students may see themselves in very much the same way as men do. (Author/LB)
Descriptors: College Students, Comparative Analysis, Females, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Males, School Surveys, Self Concept, Sex Differences, State Universities, Student Characteristics, Trend Analysis
University of Maryland, Office of Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Counseling Center, College Park, MD 20742 ($1.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Counseling Center.
Identifiers: University of Maryland College Park