ERIC Number: ED050374
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Variables Related to Outcomes of Engineering Students of Differing Occupational-Educational Backgrounds.
Roth, John D.
This study explored the relationship between the occupational-educational background of engineering students and outcome after one year of college. The variables of ability, financial aid, part-time employment, and residence were explored to determine their effect on the relationship between occupational-educational background and outcomes. Results indicate that the ability level of the student demonstrated the strongest effects of the variables considered. Persistance and withdrawal rates were strongly influenced by ability level. High ability students more frequently lived in residence halls, received financial aid, and worked less than students of lower ability. Each ability group included students from a variety of occupational-educational backgrounds. (TL)
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Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.; Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis.
Note: Paper presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, April 4-8, 1971