Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts



First Advisor

Dr. Richard W. Malott

Second Advisor

Dr. Dale M. Brethower

Third Advisor

Dr. R. Wayne Fuqua

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


The present investigation evaluated the relation between additional undergraduate practical training in psychology (other than standard course credit) and the graduate school or career choice of graduates with a bachelor's degree in psychology. Based on data from questionnaires and university student records, the results indicated a positive, significant relation between graduate school choice and subsequent career choice, although there was no significant relation between additional applied training and career choice. The results also showed no significant relation between grade point average and career choice, and sex and career choice. The conclusions suggested several outside variables that may influence students' decisions about career choice; but more importantly, the standard course requirements for undergraduate psychology students at the time of the study already placed a strong emphasis on practical training, so any additional training might have little affect on increasing the probability of students entering graduate school or a career in psychology or human services.

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