ERIC Number: ED165514
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Apr-28
Reference Count: N/A
Long-Term Effects of Higher Education: A Longitudinal Study of the Educational and Professional Beliefs of University Students (The LONG Project). R & D for Higher Education 1978:6.
The LONG project is a longitudinal study in progress at Umea University, Sweden, that is designed to assess the educational and professional beliefs of students in the fields of medicine, engineering, psychology, and economics. Beliefs concerning education may include free choice, the role of ability in success, and education as a motive for reward. Beliefs concerning vocational activity may include the role the student is to have vocationally and the best ways to put knowledge into practice. Pilot studies of the project have generated information based on students' recorded reflections about their fields of study; interviewing of students, teachers, and practitioners; and a literature review. Information gained from the pilot studies will be used to develop interview questions and structured situations for the main longitudinal survey to be undertaken beginning in the fall of 1978. Approximately 120 students will be contacted at least three times during their higher education studies. A cross-sectional survey of practitioners and teachers that parallels the main study is also planned. (SW)
Descriptors: College Students, Economics, Educational Assessment, Educational Attitudes, Educational Benefits, Engineering Education, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Longitudinal Studies, Majors (Students), Medical Education, Psychology, Student Attitudes, Surveys
National Board of Universities and Colleges, R & D Unit, P.O. Box 45501, S-104 30, Stockholm, Sweden
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Swedish Board of Universities and Colleges, Stockholm. Research and Development Unit.