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Duffy, Ryan D.; Sedlacek, William E. – Career Development Quarterly, 2010
The authors examined the degree to which 1st-year college students endorse a career calling and how levels of calling differ across demographic variables and religiousness, life meaning, and life satisfaction. Forty-four percent of students believed that having a career calling was mostly or totally true of them, and 28% responded to searching for…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Life Satisfaction, College Freshmen, Religion
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Duffy, Ryan D.; Sedlacek, William E. – Career Development Quarterly, 2007
A sample of 3,570 first-year college students were surveyed regarding the factors they deemed most important to their long-term career choice. Students as a whole identified intrinsic interest, high salary, contributions to society, and prestige as their 4 most important work values. Additional analyses found men more likely to espouse extrinsic…
Descriptors: Career Choice, College Freshmen, Student Surveys, Questionnaires
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Duffy, Ryan D.; Sedlacek, William E. – NASPA Journal, 2006
A sample of 3,484 incoming first-year students at a large, mid-Atlantic University were surveyed to assess a variety of attitudinal and behavioral variables pertinent to the college experience. The current study focused on how student value system orientation, or the degree to which values are open or closed, related to key aspects of college…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Values, Social Problems, Student Development
Sedlacek, William E. – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2004
William E. Sedlacek--one of the nation's leading authorities on the topic of noncognitive assessment--challenges the use of the SAT and other standardized tests as the sole assessment tool for college and university admissions. In this book, Sedlacek presents a noncognitive assessment method that can be used in concert with the standardized tests.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Scoring, Questionnaires, Standardized Tests
Sedlacek, William E.; Brooks, Glenwood C., Jr. – 1970
The purpose of this study was to answer the basic question: What is the gap between published articles on black admissions and actual practices in the schools? Eighty-seven (90 percent sample) large, primarily white institutions returned questionnaires concerning their admissions policies for black students. Results indicated that very few blacks…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Admission Criteria, Black Students
Fago, David P.; Sedlacek, William E. – 1974
This study compares the attitudes of transfer students toward drugs with those of freshmen. An anonymous poll was administered to 170 new freshmen. Results indicate that transfer students had tried speed, mescaline, LSD, DMT, cocaine, wine and liquor more often than freshmen, and that transfers tend to be more regular useres of marijuana, cocaine,…
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, College Freshmen, College Students, Drug Abuse
Fago, David P.; Sedlacek, William E. – 1973
Trends in student attitudes and behavior toward drug use were investigated through administration of two anonymous polls to University of Maryland freshmen during summer, 1971 (N = 538) and summer, 1972 (N = 761). Both polls were designed to investigate the incidence and frequency of drug use among incoming students, as well as students' reasons…
Descriptors: Behavioral Science Research, College Students, Drug Abuse, Questionnaires
Minatoya, Lydia Yuriko; Sedlacek, William E. – Journal of College Student Personnel, 1981
Asian-American undergraduates (N=139) responded to a questionnaire covering demographic information and attitudes toward education, family, interracial contact, and racial discrimination. Findings suggested the continuing importance of Asian values even though respondents had little contact with members of their racial groups. (Author/RC)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, College Students, Cultural Influences, Demography
Carrington, Christine H.; Sedlacek, William E. – Journal of College Student Personnel, 1977
Black graduate students (N=120) reported that the things they liked most about their university were the location and quality of education; the things they liked least were the racism and red tape. Changes they most wanted to see were better teaching, more Black faculty, and less racism. (Author)
Descriptors: Black Students, College Environment, Educational Improvement, Graduate Students
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Handley, Alice A.; Sedlacek, William E. – Journal of the NAWDAC, 1977
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the characteristics, attitudes and values of women employed in higher education. Of particular interest was the empirical identification of subgroups of women employees who differ in their perspective and outlook toward their jobs. (Author)
Descriptors: Employed Women, Employment Experience, Higher Education, Individual Characteristics
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Schmidt, Du Mont K.; Sedlacek, William E. – College Student Journal, 1971
Descriptors: Activism, Behavior Patterns, College Students, Data Analysis
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Kimball, Ronald L.; Sedlacek, William E. – College Student Journal, 1971
Descriptors: Activism, College Students, Data Analysis, Demonstrations (Civil)
Nutt, Roberta L.; Sedlacek, William E. – Journal of College Student Personnel, 1974
Incoming university freshmen (n=752) completed an anonymous questionnaire, and their responses were analyzed by percentages, analysis of variance, and factor analysis. Results showed less of a gap between attitudes and behavior than was found in past studies. New roles for student personnel workers are discussed. (Author)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Behavior, College Freshmen, Questionnaires
Leong, Frederick T. L.; Sedlacek, William E. – 1982
The general background, views of the university, career and educational plans, academic skills, and personal development of incoming international students at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP), were surveyed. Students were also given the opportunity to indicate their social and political attitudes and their specific concerns about…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Career Planning, College Choice, College Students
Tracey, Terence J.; Sedlacek, William E. – 1986
Random samples of 1979 and 1980 entering freshmen were given the Non-Cognitive Questionnaire (NCQ), which was designed to assess noncognitive dimensions predicting minority student academic success. The validity of the NCQ in predicting graduation after five and six years was determined. The graduation rate was found to differ significantly for…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Black Students, Community Involvement, Discriminant Analysis
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