ERIC Number: ED164082
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Some Considerations of Sue-Kirk Study on Chinese-Americans and Its Applications to Merritt College's Chinese Population.
Irvine, Jack B.
A study conducted by Derald Sue and Barbara Kirk in 1972 of Chinese-American students attending the University of California at Berkeley (UCB) is compared with a study and observations of Chinese-American students attending Merritt College. The Sue-Kirk study administered the School and College Ability Test (SCAT), the Strong Vocational Interest Blank, and the Omnibus Personality Inventory to entering freshman in 1966 and selected 236 Chinese-American students' results to determine their abilities and traits and compared them to the whole entering freshman group. The Chinese-American students at Merritt College were found to be comparable on SCAT scores to the UCB group but at a much lower mean; the tendency revealed by the Sue-Kirk study of higher quantitative skills than verbal ones was supported by the Merritt study. Two populations considered by the Merritt study that were excluded by the Sue-Kirk study were recently arrived immigrant/alien residents, and Chinese non-immigrant students. The study considers English Language Placement Test scores of these students in relation to their SCAT scores, and makes observations on the interest and motivation of these three groups of Chinese-American and Chinese students in relation to the findings of the Sue-Kirk study. (MB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Merritt Coll., Oakland, CA.