ERIC Number: ED098034
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
What's Different About Engineering Students? Engineering Manpower Bulletin Number 24.
Alden, John D.
Reported is an analysis of responses obtained from 51,600 high school seniors in the state of Indiana. Of these seniors who graduated with the class of 1972, 2,000 gave engineering as their vocational choice; another 1,200 indicated that they planned to become technicians. Summarized are differences in the characteristics of the students, their vocational plans, and the reasons why they choose certain vocational fields. Similarities and differences between those selecting engineering and technical vocations are compared to those selecting other vocations. Having family members in an occupation or being in close contact with someone working in a particular field appear to be important factors influencing the career choice of students. (RH)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Guidance, Engineers, Paraprofessional Personnel, Research, Surveys
Engineering Manpower Commission, 345 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Engineers Joint Council, New York, NY. Engineering Manpower Commission.