A study of the influence of an interest inventory on choice of major and subsequent academic behavior

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1957

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The purpose of this investigation was to study the influence of an interest inventory on a student's choice of major and his subsequent academic behavior. The hypothesis was that students who were counseled with the aid of the Kuder Preference Record, in addition to measures of their scholastic aptitude and achievement in various areas, would differ in satisfaction with selected major, persistence in school, and quality point average from those who selected their major without knowledge of their measured interests. [...]

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