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ERIC Number: ED010098
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 89
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Reference Count: 0
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ASSESSMENT OF THE INTELLECTUAL-SOCIAL-CULTURAL ENVIRONMENT WHICH IS CHARACTERISTIC OF A PRIVATE JUNIOR COLLEGE FOR WOMEN.
BILLINGS, ELIZABETH L.; SPAULDING, HELEN
THE JUNIOR COLLEGE ENVIRONMENT OF A RESIDENTIAL, 2-YEAR PRIVATE COLLEGE FOR WOMEN WAS INVESTIGATED IN TERMS OF THE FIVE DIMENSIONS MEASURED BY THE COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY ENVIRONMENT SCALES (CUES)--PRACTICALITY, COMMUNITY, AWARENESS, PROPRIETY, AND SCHOLARSHIP. ALSO, THE STUDY WAS DESIGNED TO--(1) COMPARE THE PERCEPTION OF CHARACTERISTICS BY STUDENTS, ALUMNAE, AND FACULTY, (2) ASSESS CHANGES THAT MAY OCCUR IN STUDENT PERCEPTION DURING COLLEGE RESIDENCE, (3) DISCOVER IMPLICATIONS GOVERNING ADMISSION POLICY AND CURRICULUM PLANNING, AND (4) EVALUATE THE USEFULNESS OF THE CUES. AT THE TIME THE STUDY WAS INITIATED RESULTS OF CUES WERE AVAILABLE FOR 1963-64. BETWEEN 1964 AND 1966 THE SCALES WERE ADMINISTERED TO ALL STUDENTS AND TO 3 SAMPLE ALUMNAE GROUPS (N=100 FOR EACH GROUP OF ALUMNAE AND 510 FOR ALL STUDENTS). THE "66 PLUS" METHOD OF SCORING WAS THE PRINCIPAL APPROACH USED IN THE STUDY. SCORES WERE OBTAINED ON THE FIVE SCALES FOR ALL GROUPS AND SUBGROUPS IN THE STUDY. THE CHI-SQUARE TEST WAS USED IN DETERMINING THE SIGNIFICANCE OF DIFFERENCES. IT WAS GENERALLY CONCLUDED THAT THE STUDY DOES NOT PROVIDE A BASIS FOR EVALUATING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF CUES IN A MULTIPURPOSE, NONRESIDENTIAL, 2-YEAR COLLEGE. THE FAILURE OF THE COLLEGE'S PROFILE TO COINCIDE WITH PATTERNS FOUND IN 4-YEAR SCHOOLS SUGGESTS THE NEED FOR FURTHER RESEARCH. CUES SEEMED TO HAVE BEEN ADEQUATE FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE STUDY. A TOTAL OF 41 SPECIFIC CONCLUSIONS WERE REACHED. (JC)
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Authoring Institution: Colby Junior Coll. for Women, New London, NH.
Identifiers: College and University Environmental Scales; New Hampshire (New London)