Factors related to grade XI students' perceived knowledge of post-secondary institutions in the Province of Newfoundland

Burry, Eric (1975) Factors related to grade XI students' perceived knowledge of post-secondary institutions in the Province of Newfoundland. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This study was undertaken with two objectives in mind, namely: (1) to determine how much information pupils perceive they know about the courses of study, costs of attending and entrance requirements demanded by the various post-secondary institutions in the province of Newfoundland, and (2) to establish the relationship, if any, between selected variables, socio-economic and otherwise, and the amount of perceived knowledge held by pupils regarding post-secondary institutions in the province of Newfoundland. -- The subjects for this study were all grade eleven pupils in the province of Newfoundland who responded to the questionnaire, “Career Decisions of Newfoundland Youth,” during the school year 1973-74. Questions 10, 11, and 12, selected from the questionnaire, “Career Decisions of Newfoundland Youth,” provided data for this study. -- Analysis of the students’ responses to the three selected questions indicated that how much the students perceived they know about post-secondary schools was related to certain socio-economic and other variables. When perceived pupil knowledge was cross tabulated with selected variables the results indicated that father’s and mother’s level of education, father’s occupation but not mother’s occupation, size of the family, sex of the pupil and region of Newfoundland in which the pupil lives were related to how much information pupils perceived they knew about the various post-secondary institutions in the province of Newfoundland. -- Results of this study should prove beneficial as an aid in educational planning for school guidance counsellors, school administrators and educators in general, working at the provincial government and school systems levels. Perceived lack of knowledge by the majority students concerning the post-secondary institutions indicates that much needs to be done to relay adequate information on post-secondary schools to the youth of our province.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/10233
Item ID: 10233
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 139-144.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1975
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Career education--Newfoundland and Labrador; Education, Higher--Newfoundland and Labrador; Student aspirations--Newfoundland and Labrador; Vocational interests--Newfoundland and Labrador.

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