ERIC Number: ED080046
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
The Selection of Students for Orthotic-Prosthetic Educational Programs. Final Report.
Pedersen, E. Eugene; Vash, Carolyn L.
The study was designed to develop and validate a set of measures that might be useful in predicting "success" in orthotic and prosthetic educational programs. Two hundred and eleven entering students from four institutions were administered the screening battery. The institutions were: Cerritos College, New York University, Northwestern University, and the University of California at Los Angeles. Measures of "success" in school and of postgraduate performance were collected from each of the subjects. These criteria were then related to the screening battery and other selected demographic variables. Included in the battery were measures of intellectual ability, mechanical aptitude, and emotional stability. Step-wise multiple regression analyses were conducted with the criterion measures from school and postgraduate performance. Results indicated that different sets of predictors and attributes were significant at each of the institutions, and that the attributes needed for "success" in school differed in certain respects from those needed for postgraduate "success." In general, depending upon the criteria used, a high degree of precision can be achieved in predicting "success" in orthotic-prosthetic education. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Attending Staff Association of Rancho Los Amigos Hospital, Inc., Downey, CA.