ERIC Number: ED267330
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
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Variables Associated with Producing Greater Percentages of Minority Earned Doctorates.
Flores, Isidore, III
The yearly percentage of minority earned doctorates in psychology has not increased appreciably since 1978. An attempt to discover departmental variables associated with the production of greater percentage rates involved 13 institutions drawn from the population of college and university psychology departments offering the Ph.D. degree. The percentage of minority earned psychology doctorates at a college or university was used as the outcome measure. Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents were included. Since the numbers of minority doctorates produced in a single year by any one institution can be quite small, the sample data were collapsed across the four nonconsecutive years for which they exist: 1975-76, 1976-77, 1978-79, and 1980-81. The outcome measure was correlated with each item and the entire data set factor analyzed. The results indicated that minority populations were associated with higher percentages of minority baccalaureates, but not doctorates. Furthermore, older, large departments connected well to the American Psychological Association and offering more minority considerations (e.g. application fee waivers and tutorial services), and existing in large urban institutions in states with lower percentages of minority baccalaureates, were associated with greater percentages of minority doctorates. Departments in large, old public and land grant institutions, however, were not. (Author/NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (93rd, Los Angeles, CA, August 23-27, 1985).