ERIC Number: ED308063
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Identifying Potential Scientists and Engineers: An Analysis of the High School-College Transition. Report 2: Multivariate Analysis of the High School Class of 1982.
Lee, Valerie E.
About a quarter of all students who either intend to or actually attend college indicate their intention to pursue a major in science. From this group, there is a slow attrition from the science pipeline as students move along in their educational lives. The aim of the analyses for this project is to characterize the science-oriented behavior of students as they move through high school into college. The study concentrates on three educational time points: sophomore year of high school; senior year of high school; and two years after high school graduation. In particular, this report focuses on specific questions on each of the following six issues: (1) persistence in science; (2) predictors of choice of science major; (3) migrants into science; (4) stifled in science; (5) quantitative vs. non-quantitative science fields; and (6) SAT scores and science. An appendix is included entitled "Definition of High School and Background Variables Used in Regression Analysis." Figures include path diagrams for predicting science major choices in high school and college, and quantitative or non-quantitative field for college science majors. (CW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Policymakers
Sponsor: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Office of Technology Assessment.
Authoring Institution: N/A
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