Date of Award:

5-1960

Document Type:

Thesis

Degree Name:

Master of Science (MS)

Department:

Psychology

Advisor/Chair:

Heber C. Sharp

Abstract

Incoming freshman students are confronted early in their college career with the problem of selecting a program of study that fits their needs, capacities and interests. Counselors and advisors have found that a large number of students do not give prior deliberation to the selection of a major field of study. For the most part, students use a trial and error method in making their choices. That is, their choice is a result of success in previous class work. Although some effort is being made by educational personnel to resolve this problem, a large amount of objective research remains to be done. The more we are able to discover about abilities and conditions necessary for successful achievements, the more we will be able to do in helping students make the best use of their particular talents. Each university and college must accept its part in establishing methods that can better help the educational counselor and adviser in placement activities.

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