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Higher Education Administration

1987

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Information Sources Used By High School Seniors, Charles G. Eberly Apr 1987

Information Sources Used By High School Seniors, Charles G. Eberly

Charles G. Eberly

College choice is a critical decision facing many high school students. Although some research has examined where students go for help in making college choices, few studies have examined how race or gender differences of the students or differences in their standardized test scores affect their information sources. Entering college freshmen (N=3,708) indicated which ~f nine information sources (college students, friends, high school counselor, college publication, family, alumni, high school teacher, newspaper, tel~vision) they used in selecting a college.

Responses were analyzed separately for females and males, blacks and whites, in each of four American College Testing ...