Seminarians in the Nineties: A National Study of Seminarians in Theology, 1993

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How would you rate your following cognitive skills? -- Abstract thinking?
  1) Excellent
  2) Good
  3) Fair
  4) Poor

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Excellent 283 31.6% 31.6% -1.17
Good 397 44.3% 75.9% .04
Fair 177 19.8% 95.6% 1.24
Poor 39 4.4% 100% 2.45

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

20-25 26-30 31-35 36-40 41 & over TOTAL
Excellent 35.6%
57
31.4%
106
32.0%
54
28.6%
28
28.9%
35
31.6%
280
Good 40.6%
65
48.2%
163
40.8%
69
46.9%
46
40.5%
49
44.2%
392
Fair 21.3%
34
16.6%
56
24.9%
42
17.3%
17
22.3%
27
19.9%
176
Poor 2.5%
4
3.8%
13
2.4%
4
7.1%
7
8.3%
10
4.3%
38
TOTAL 100.0%
160
100.0%
338
100.0%
169
100.0%
98
100.0%
121

886


Grade point average (I-GRADES)

A = 4.0 B+ = 3.5 B = 3.0 C+ = 2.5 C = 2.0 TOTAL
Excellent 46.6%
81
31.9%
157
18.3%
33
22.5%
9
0.0%
0
31.4%
280
Good 40.2%
70
46.1%
227
48.3%
87
25.0%
10
40.0%
2
44.4%
396
Fair 11.5%
20
17.7%
87
27.8%
50
40.0%
16
60.0%
3
19.8%
176
Poor 1.7%
3
4.3%
21
5.6%
10
12.5%
5
0.0%
0
4.4%
39
TOTAL 100.0%
174
100.0%
492
100.0%
180
100.0%
40
100.0%
5

891


Race/Ethnicity (I-ETHNICTY)

W.European E.European Hispanic Asian Other TOTAL
Excellent 30.6%
178
39.3%
44
30.2%
16
38.9%
14
28.4%
25
31.8%
277
Good 44.2%
257
42.9%
48
52.8%
28
41.7%
15
38.6%
34
43.9%
382
Fair 21.5%
125
11.6%
13
13.2%
7
16.7%
6
25.0%
22
19.9%
173
Poor 3.6%
21
6.3%
7
3.8%
2
2.8%
1
8.0%
7
4.4%
38
TOTAL 100.0%
581
100.0%
112
100.0%
53
100.0%
36
100.0%
88

870


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Yes No TOTAL
Excellent 27.9%
12
32.0%
270
31.8%
282
Good 41.9%
18
44.5%
376
44.4%
394
Fair 20.9%
9
19.4%
164
19.5%
173
Poor 9.3%
4
4.1%
35
4.4%
39
TOTAL 100.0%
43
100.0%
845

888


Type of priest (I-RELDIO)

Diocesan priesthood Religious priesthood TOTAL
Excellent 32.1%
227
28.9%
52
31.5%
279
Good 43.8%
310
46.7%
84
44.4%
394
Fair 19.4%
137
21.1%
38
19.7%
175
Poor 4.7%
33
3.3%
6
4.4%
39
TOTAL 100.0%
707
100.0%
180

887

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