ERIC Number: ED144505
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Women and Minorities in Health Fields: A Trend Analysis of College Freshmen. Volume III. A Comparison of Minority Aspirants to Health Careers.
Holmstrom, Engin Inel; And Others
Minority students aspiring to careers in the health fields are the subject of this study. Data from freshmen who entered college in fall, 1974 are compared with their counterparts in two earlier freshman classes (1966 and 1972) for the purpose of monitoring trends in the characteristics of health career aspirants; in addition, they were compared with all 1974 freshmen for the purpose of defining more precisely the character and quality of potential health practitioners. The data for this study comes from the American Council on Education's Student Informa- tion Form. The report discusses the representation of the different minority groups among health career aspirants relative to their representation in the total freshman class and in the U.S. population; examines trends in the number of minority group members planning on health careers; describes their background characteristics (including economic status); analyzes their college patterns; and looks closely at their personal characteristics, including self-ratings, life goals, and reasons for career choice. The findings are summarized and several recommendations are offered. (JMF)
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: Not reproduced in hard copy due to marginal legibility