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ERIC Number: ED456714
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 13
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The "Entering Student Questionnaire": A Study of Five Years of Use.
Lonsway, Francis A.
The Entering Student Questionnaire is an instrument used by the Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to gather information about student characteristics. This study examined information provided by the questionnaire over its 5 years of use. In the fifth year, Association member schools returned 5,575 responses from their entering students. The most striking fact to emerge from the use of the questionnaire is that its findings are very consistent. By and large, the portrait of entering students for fall 2000-2001 is the same as that from 5 years earlier. Seminary students represented in the survey were overwhelmingly white, with blacks and Asians representing less than 10% of the student population. About one in five students entered the seminary with an undergraduate major in religion or theology. Male students were more likely to anticipate full time parish ministry after ordination. Survey results also provided information about the admissions process and students' choice of seminary. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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