(9) Characteristics of Students Enrolled in Florida Post High School Occupational Education Programs

John M. Nickens
University of Florida

James L. Wattenbarger
University of Florida

Abstract: In order to study the characteristics of Florida’s Area Vocational Center (AVC) students. the Career Planning Profile (CPP) was administered to 1625 students at centers early in the fall term, 1970. A follow-up questionnaire was administered late in the spring term, 1971.

Analysis of responses showed the mean scores attained by
Florida AVC students to be lower than the national sample on the ability test of the CPP, and on female self-reported high school grade point averages; AVC students and the national sample were similar in self-estimate of skills and ability scores by educational program, AVC students exceeded national norms for non-academic competency and male self-reported high school grade point average.

Citation: Nickens, J. M., & Wattenbarger, J. L. (1973). Characteristics of students enrolled in Florida post high school occupational education programs. Florida Journal of Educational Research, 15(1), 57-68.

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