ERIC Number: ED046356
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
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Influence of Financial Need on the Vocational Development of College Students.
Vander Well, Allen R.
This paper examines the impact of financial need on vocational decisionmaking. Two hundred and ninety-one students in their second semester, second year in 4 state-supported institutions were divided into 3 groups: (1) the Financial Aid Group, consisting of students who had received sufficient financial assistance to meet their needs; (2) the Unmet Need Group, consisting of students who had not received enough financial aid to meet their needs; and (3) the Nonapplicant Group, consisting of those who had not applied for financial aid. Representative samples of these groups were permitted access to the institutional Self-Study Service. Information was also obtained from the subjects' responses in the Student Profile Section. Students in Group 1 tended to have a greater crystalized choice of their educational major and vocational goal than students in the other 2 groups. There were no significant differences regarding college and preferences, with all groups showing a strong preference toward vocationally-oriented goals. There were also no differences among the groups in participation in extracurricular activities and in their perception of the institution they attended. (AF)
Descriptors: Career Choice, College Students, Extracurricular Activities, Financial Needs, Financial Support, Higher Education, Student Attitudes
Research and Development Division, American College Testing Program, P.O. Box 168, Iowa City, Iowa 52240
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Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA. Research and Development Div.