Individual assessments versus career exploration seminar : the impact on major declaration for undecided students at Ball State University

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dc.contributor.advisor Bales, Vera K. en_US
dc.contributor.author Vicker, Laura B. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:38:21Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:38:21Z
dc.date.created 2003 en_US
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier LD2489.Z9 2003 .V53 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/186257
dc.description.abstract In 2001, the University College at Ball State University began to offer two options for undecided students to explore careers and majors that match their interests and abilities. Students have the option of receiving three individual assessment sessions with an advisor or completing a seven week-long freshman seminar. This study examined the data of undecided Ball State University students who completed the individual assessments and students who have taken the freshman seminar. The research looked at each student's major status after his or her individual sessions or freshman seminar. The results from the two groups of students were compared. The main objectives of this research were to determine the impact the assessments or seminar had on deciding a major and determine if there was a difference between the two groups.A review of literature on undecided students was conducted. A breakdown of students who remained undecided or decided on a major after completing their individual assessments or freshman seminar was provided. A two-way contingency table was completed to compare major decision by students who had the individual assessments versus students who had the freshman seminar. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Educational Leadership
dc.format.extent iv, 34 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh College majors. en_US
dc.subject.other Ball State University -- Students. en_US
dc.title Individual assessments versus career exploration seminar : the impact on major declaration for undecided students at Ball State University en_US
dc.type Research paper (M.A.), 3 hrs. en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1263106 en_US


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