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ERIC Number: ED138477
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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Minority Groups and Science Careers: An Ecological Analysis.
Sie, Maureen A.; And Others
The problem of the extremely small number of scientists coming from the ethnic minority groups is of interest because of current social, moral, and ethical standards. The more recent development in federal funding requires institutions to show affirmative action accounts for the demand for scientists from minority groups. Considerable attention has been paid to the problems of minority student enrollment in higher education during the past decade; the purpose of this study was to investigate the reasons of minority underrepresentation in the scientific field, focusing primarily on the multitude of variables contributing to this phenomenon in higher education today. A 92-item career choice questionnaire was developed and administered to 474 juniors and seniors at Wayne State University in Michigan. Results of the study are reported and interpreted. Recommendations for further study are included. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, New York, April 4-8, 1977); Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document