ERIC Number: ED169108
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
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Sex Composition of Criterion Groups in the Discrimination of College Graduating Major Groups. 79-6. Project No. 622.
Lunneborg, Clifford E.; Lunneborg, Patricia W.
To determine the most appropriate use of interest scales in predicting college major at graduation, data from the Vocational Interest Inventory were analyzed. Subjects were 2,175 college graduates who had taken the inventory as high school juniors, and had graduated in one of 22 majors. The effects upon accuracy of classification and conceptual clarity of discriminant function results were compared, based on three different approaches to the sex composition of college major or criterion groups. On both grounds, naturally-occurring mixed-sex groups were preferred to either separate analyses by sex or to statistically balancing the sexes within major groups. (Author/CP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Educational Assessment Center.