ERIC Number: ED071847
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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A Study of High School Graduates Who Indicated Biology as Their Educational Aspirations.
Piguet, Bob J.
A descriptive study for the state of Oklahoma was conducted to follow up the career choices of those high school students who had earlier responded with biology careers as their educational aspiration. A questionnaire was sent to these students. Over 70 percent of the respondents in higher education had changed their majors. More changed to medical technology and sociology than to any other curricula. Mathematics and English were the least liked high school subjects. Sixty percent of the academically superior students entering the biology curriculum dropped out or transferred. Vocational guidance appeared to have very little influence in deciding a future career. Several other results are reported. (Author/PS)
Descriptors: Biology, Career Choice, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Research, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, High School Graduates, Majors (Students), Surveys
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Oklahoma State University