ERIC Number: ED118584
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
College Major Similarity Profiles Based on Selected Washington Pre-College Measures and Vocational Interest Inventory Scores.
Lunneborg, Clifford E.; Lunneborg, Patricia W.
Discriminant function analyses utilizing Washington Pre-College (WPC) aptitude/achievement variables and Vocational Interest Inventory scores were performed to predict graduating major for June 1975 University of Washington graduates in 11 majors. Using both types of pre-college measures classified more graduates correctly than utilizing the cognitive or interest measures alone. Suggestions for improved feedback in the WPC program were made so as to provide future high school juniors with (1) three profile scores (based on the first three discriminant functions), (2) a graphic presentation called Plot of Aptitude and Interest Profiles for Typical College Graduates, and (3) a rank ordering of 11 college majors in terms of their closeness to the student's three profile scores. (Author/DEP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Educational Assessment Center.