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ERIC Number: EJ745888
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 42
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0889
How High School Students Construct Decision-Making Strategies for Choosing Colleges
Govan, George V.; Patrick, Sondra; Yen, Cherng-Jyn
College and University, v81 n3 p19-29 2006
This study examined how high school seniors construct decision-making strategies for choosing a college to attend. To comprehend their decision-making strategies, we chose to examine this process through the theoretical lens of bounded rationality, which brings to light the complexity in constructing a college choice decision-making strategy because students make their college selections with relatively limited information and computational abilities. Using data from the College Board's Admitted Student Questionnaire Plus[TM] (ASQ Plus[TM]) survey for the 2003-2004 school year, 20,722 responses from students admitted to liberal arts colleges in the United States were used to examine college decision-making strategies. (Contains 11 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)