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ERIC Number: ED003328
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 113
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STUDENTS' VIEWS OF THEIR COLLEGE ENVIRONMENT.
STRICKER, GEORGE
AN INVESTIGATION OF ONE COLLEGE COMMUNITY WAS UNDERTAKEN, FOCUSING ON THE STUDENTS' VIEWS OF THE COLLEGE ENVIRONMENT, PERSONALITY NEEDS, AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT, AND ATTEMPTING TO LOCATE SOME ANTECEDENT AND CONCURRENT CORRELATES OF THESE FACTORS. THE TEST INSTRUMENTS USED WERE THE "ACTIVITIES INDEX" (AI) BY STERN AND THE "COLLEGE CHARACTERISTICS INDEX" (CCI) BY PACE AND STERN. THE AI WAS USED TO MEASURE PERSONALITY NEEDS, SCORED ON FACTORS OF INTELLECTUAL ORIENTATION, DEPENDENT NEEDS, EMOTIONAL EXPRESSION, AND EDUCABILITY. THE CCI WAS USED TO MEASURE STUDENT VIEWS OF THE COLLEGE ENVIRONMENT, SCORED ON FACTORS OF INTELLECTUAL CLIMATE AND NONINTELLECTUAL CLIMATE. DATA ANALYSIS WAS COMPLETED IN THREE STAGES--(1) RESPONDENTS WERE COMPARED WITH NONRESPONDENTS ON ALL POSSIBLE CATEGORICAL AND QUANTITATIVE VARIABLES TO ASSESS ALL POSSIBLE SOURCES OF SAMPLING BIAS, (2) THE RELATIONSHIPS AMONG QUANTITATIVE VARIABLES WERE ASSESSED BY MEANS OF THE "PEARSON PRODUCT-MOMENT CORRELATION," AND (3) SIMPLE, RANDOMIZED ANALYSES WERE PERFORMED ON THE RELATIONSHIPS AMONG ALL STUDY VARIABLES. RESULTS INDICATED THAT RESPONDENTS WERE MORE LIKELY TO BE FEMALES, FRESHMEN, AND SORORITY MEMBERS, WHILE NONRESPONDENTS WERE MORE LIKELY TO BE BUSINESS MAJORS AND FRATERNITY MEMBERS. MALES HAD HIGHER INTELLECTUAL ORIENTATION NEEDS THAN FEMALES, AND SCIENCE MAJORS HELD THE HIGHEST INTELLECTUAL ORIENTATION NEEDS. FEMALES HAD HIGHER DEPENDENCY NEEDS AND HIGHER EMOTIONAL EXPRESSION NEEDS THAN MALES. ADDITIONAL RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS WERE REPORTED. (HB)
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Authoring Institution: Adelphi Univ., Garden City, NY.
Identifiers: College Characteristics Index (Stern and Pace); NEW YORK; New York (Garden City); Stern Activities Index