ERIC Number: ED143255
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Women and Minorities in Health Fields: A Trend Analysis of College Freshmen. Volume II. Freshmen Interested in Nursing and Allied Health Professions.
Holmstrom, Engin Inel; And Others
In a study that had as its object to look at recent changes in the potential pool of health manpower, the focus was on 1974 college freshmen who declared their intention of going into a career in a health field. Data came from the student files of the American Council on Education's Cooperative Institutional Research Program. The report has three objectives: (1) to profile the most recent group of aspiring nursing and allied health (NAH) professionals on whom data are available, those who entered college as full-time freshmen in 1974; (2) to compare the characteristics of the sex and racial/ethnic categories (men and women, blacks, and nonblacks) and of the four analytical subgroups of those categories within each career choice, with special attention to blacks; and (3) to highlight trends in the characteristics of aspiring NAH professionals by comparing the latest group with earlier cohorts in 1966 and 1972. The nursing and allied health professions considered are therapy, medical technology, and dietetics/home economics. Extensive statistical tables and graphs are included. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations, Black Students, Career Choice, Cohort Analysis, College Freshmen, College Students, Dietetics, Dietitians, Educational Background, Ethnic Groups, Females, Health Occupations, Health Personnel, Higher Education, Labor Force, Longitudinal Studies, Males, Medical Technologists, Minority Groups, Nursing, Occupational Aspiration, Physical Therapists, Statistical Analysis, Statistical Data, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data), Vocational Interests
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources Administration (DHEW/PHS), Bethesda, MD. Bureau of Health Manpower.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Policy Analysis Service.
Note: Best available copy. Some charts may not reproduce well. For related document, see HE 008 800