ERIC Number: ED048819
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
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A Characterization of Honors Students. Indiana Studies in Prediction Number 14.
Chase, Clinton I.; Hemmeter, John T.
The purpose of this report was to explore the personality characteristics of the Honors student, as well as his interests, family background, and high school activity record. Data were collected from a sample of 236 participants in the Honors program at Indiana University. These students were administered the Opinion, Attitude and Interest Survey; in addition, each student completed a personal history questionnaire. Baseline data was available from the 1961 freshmen class that had completed the survey. Information is presented for both groups on (1) age; (2) residence; (3) high school class standing; (4) occupations of fathers; (5) father's educational level; (6) mother's educational and occupational level; (7) number of sex siblings; (8) educational aspirations; (9) expectations of difficulties in selected situations; and (10) academic abilities (only of honor students). The remainder of the report presents the results of the factor analysis. Fourteen factors were extracted from the data, and the variables and loadings defining each of these factors are presented in the tables. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Bureau of Educational Studies and Testing.