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ERIC Number: ED010800
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 138
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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A STUDY OF HIGH SCHOOL LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS AND THEIR IMPACT ON STUDENTS.
MITCHELL, JAMES V., JR.
HIGH SCHOOL LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS WERE ANALYZED AND COMPARED TO DETERMINE THEIR EFFECT ON STUDENT NEEDS, SATISFACTIONS, VALUES, AND ASPIRATIONS. THE MEASURES ADMINISTERED TO 2,933 SENIORS OF 11 HIGH SCHOOLS IN AN URBAN AREA OF NEW YORK STATE WERE THE HIGH SCHOOL CHARACTERISTICS INDEX (HSCI), THE STERN ACTIVITIES INDEX (SAI), AND A SPECIALLY DESIGNED QUESTIONNAIRE. RESULTS INDICATED THAT (1) THERE WERE HIGHLY SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SCHOOLS FOR HSCI ENVIRONMENTAL "PRESS" SCORES, SMALLER BUT STILL SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES BETWEEN STUDENT BODIES FOR SAI "NEED" SCORES, AND ALSO DISTINCTIVE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SCHOOLS WITH RESPECT TO INSTITUTIONAL NEED-PRESS CONGRUENCE, (2) PRESS FOR ACHIEVEMENT SEEMED TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH A CLUSTER OF VARIABLES WHICH TOGETHER DEFINE A CONDITION OF STRONG SCHOOL SPIRIT OR MORALE, FOCUSING ON THE EXISTENCE OF MANY OPPORTUNITIES FOR PARTICIPATION IN VARIED SCHOOL ACTIVITIES THAT BRING NEED SATISFACTION AND SOCIAL VISIBILITY, (3) ASPIRATION FOR COLLEGE TRAINING WAS SIGNIFICANTLY RELATED TO PRESS FOR ACHIEVEMENT EVEN WITH SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS AND SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE PARTIALED OUT, (4) DIFFERENCES IN STUDENT BODY VALUE ORIENTATIONS WERE SIGNIFICANTLY RELATED TO MANY HSCI ENVIRONMENTAL "PRESS" SCORES, AND (5) STUDENT CONTENTMENT WITH THEIR HIGH SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT WAS SIGNIFICANTLY CORRELATED WITH SEVERAL HSCI SCORES. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: Rochester Univ., NY.
Identifiers: HIGH SCHOOL CHARACTERISTICS INDEX; STERN ACTIVITIES INDEX