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ERIC Number: ED003068
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 150
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THE STUDENT AND THE COLLEGE COMMUNITY--A STUDY OF ATTRITION AND PERSISTENCE IN A HIGHLY SELECTIVE LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGE.
NEWMAN, MARY ALICE
THE OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY WERE (1) TO DETERMINE THE INCIDENCE OF DROPOUT IN A GIVEN COLLEGE CLASS, (2) TO DESCRIBE THE PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF DROPOUTS (OBTAINED FROM INTERVIEWS), (3) TO DETERMINE THE KINDS AND CAUSES OF DROPOUTS, AND (4) TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EDUCATIONAL POLICY AND STUDENT SERVICES. SIXTY DROPOUTS AND A COMPARABLE NUMBER OF GRADUATES WERE INTERVIEWED IN 1963 AND 1964. EVIDENCE INDICATED THAT DROPOUT IS NOT RELATED SO MUCH TO LACK OF ABILITY AS TO PERSONAL VALUES AND CHARACTERISTICS. IT IS ALSO CONCLUDED THAT THE OFFERINGS OF THE INSTITUTION AND THE COMPATIBILITY OF THE STUDENTS' GOALS AND VALUES WITH THE INSTITUTION'S AIMS WERE IMPORTANT DETERMINERS OF THE DROPOUT RATE. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL.
Identifiers: ILLINOIS; Illinois (Chicago)