ERIC Number: ED046340
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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Merit Scholars and the Fulfillment of Promise.
Watley, Donivan J.; Kaplan, Rosalyn
This study attempted to assess how successful Merit Scholars judged themselves in making progress toward their long-term objectives: fulfilling the promise they expect of themselves. Three thousand and eighty-nine Merit Scholars between 1956 and 1960 provided information in 1965 about their long-range goals and the progress they felt they were making toward these objectives. About 76 percent were satisfied with their progress, 16 percent were dissatisfied, and 8 percent expressed mixed feelings. Comparisons were made among these groups, by sex, on the following variables: tested scholastic ability and grades, degree attainment and educational aspirations, satisfaction with graduate school, stability of career plans, career decisions, clarity of long-range goals, major activities, family characteristics, and religious preferences. (Author/AF)
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Authoring Institution: National Merit Scholarship Corp., Evanston, IL.