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Science  06 Sep 1957:
Vol. 126, Issue 3271, pp. 433-437
DOI: 10.1126/science.126.3271.433

Abstract

An analysis of the college attendance or college choice for four high-aptitude, high-school senior samples suggests that the differential institutional productivity of scientists and scholars is a function of the differential college attendance, paternal vocational motivations, and their implied correlates among high-aptitude students. This formulation appears to be more probable for males than for females. The institutional productivity hypothesis proposed in previous studies is not supported by the present evidence (14).

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