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ERIC Number: ED011915
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 65
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THE AGRICULTURAL STUDENT, A RESTUDY OF STUDENTS WHO ENROLLED AS FRESHMEN, FALL, 1960, IN THE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS.
GORDON, S. F.; THOMPSON, O. E.
OF 196 COLLEGE FRESHMEN STUDIED IN 1960, 147 WERE INCLUDED IN A RESTUDY TO--(1) DETERMINE IF COMMITMENT TO THE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND OTHER STUDENT CHARACTERISTICS ARE RELATED TO CONTINUATION IN AGRICULTURE, CHANGES IN MAJOR, SCHOLASTIC RECORD, OR WITHDRAWAL FROM COLLEGE, (2) DETERMINE PRESENT STATUS OF 1960 FRESHMEN, AND (3) COMPARE STUDENTS STILL ENROLLED IN AGRICULTURE WITH THOSE NO LONGER ATTENDING. COMMITTED STUDENTS WERE IDENTIFIED IN 1960 BY THEIR NEGATIVE RESPONSE TO THE QUESTION, "WHEN YOU WERE THINKING ABOUT GOING TO COLLEGE DID YOU SERIOUSLY CONSIDER ANY KIND OF SCHOOL OR COLLEGE DIVISION OTHER THAN A COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE." SEPARATE QUESTIONNAIRES WERE ADMINISTERED TO THOSE STILL IN AGRICULTURE AT DAVIS AND THOSE WHO WERE NO LONGER AT DAVIS. COMMITTED STUDENTS WERE MORE LIKELY TO REMAIN IN AGRICULTURE, LESS LIKELY TO TRANSFER TO ANOTHER COLLEGE, AND LESS LIKELY TO WITHDRAW THAN THE UNCOMMITTED STUDENTS WHO, AS A GROUP, HAD HIGHER VERBAL AND MATHEMATICAL ABILITY SCORES. THOUGH THOSE WHO WITHDREW HAD LOWER GRADES AND VERBAL AND MATHEMATICAL ABILITY SCORES, ONLY ONE-FOURTH OF THOSE WITHDRAWING DID SO BECAUSE OF LOW SCHOLARSHIP. MOST OF THOSE WHO HAD WITHDRAWN ENROLLED IN ANOTHER INSTITUTION. AGRICULTURAL STUDENTS, WHEN COMPARED TO NONAGRICULTURAL STUDENTS, HAD LOWER VERBAL AND MATHEMATICAL ABILITY SCORES, BUT HIGHER GRADES. (JM)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Davis.
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