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Who Studies What Major in College [microform] / James M. Richards, Jr
Bib ID 5213369
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
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Richards, James M., Jr
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1970 
12 p. 
Summary

This paper presents an analysis and results of the Project TALENT questionnaire given in high-school, the 1-year follow-up questionnaire, and the 5-year follow-up questionnaire, as these dealt with anticipated or actual college majors. A series of tables are presented indicating the fields included in various categories of college majors; the percent of 12th grade sample choosing various college majors at various times; the multiple correlations with Talent tests and prediction of choice of and success in various college majors for those who went to college; an individual scale which shows the highest correlation for each criterion for males and females; and the similarity indices among predictors of various criteria for 12th grade males and females. The major points made from this research are: (1) the best way to predict what a high school student's college major will be is to ask him; (2) the best way to predict his success in that major is to give a conventional test of academic aptitude; and (3) one should use choice as a substitute criterion for success only as a last resort, for the correlates are likely to be different. (AF)

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Educational level discussed: Higher Education.

ERIC Note: Paper presented at a symposium of the American Psychological Association, September 3, 1970.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects College Students.  |  Student Interests.  |  Academic Aptitude.  |  Higher Education.  |  Majors (Students)  |  Prediction.  |  Students.  |  Project TALENT
Other authors/contributors American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA
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