ERIC Number: ED050169
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Predictive Models in Forecasting Student Choice.
Tuckman, Howard P.
This paper uses ordinary least squares regression to obtain probabilities for the post-graduation choices of high school seniors, and it presents an illustration of the use of these probabilities in calculating future income. Problems raised by the use of the least squares regression are discussed. The benefits of higher education and ways in which they may be used as predictors are considered. The estimates presented are based upon data collected by a questionnaire administered to 2453 public high school seniors in Dade County, Florida. (GS)
Descriptors: College Choice, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Influences, Educational Benefits, Ethnic Groups, High School Seniors, High Schools, Higher Education, Income, Models, Multiple Regression Analysis, Postsecondary Education, Predictive Measurement, Predictor Variables, Probability, Socioeconomic Status, Student Costs, Student Research
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Inst. for Social Research.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, New York, February 1971