ERIC Number: ED042209
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
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Forecasting University Major with the Washington Pre-College Test Using Discriminant Functions.
Lunneborg, Clifford E.; Lunneborg, Patricia W.
Formulae for discriminant functions were developed to permit future student users of the Washington Pre-College test battery to determine their similarity to successful University students graduating in 6 major areas - humanities, physical science, social science, business, biological science, and engineering. The sample studied consisted on 1,392 University of Washington students who graduated June, 1969. Utilization of these results is a first step towards the Washington Pre-College test helping students make more global and critical decisions such as academic vs. vocational program, college major, choice of occupation, etc. The future of this system will see the use of interest and self-expressions of choice as predictors and validation to determine the success of choosing to major in that group of greatest similarity to the individual. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Bureau of Testing.