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ERIC Number: ED012187
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Dec-3
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF OFFICIAL AND UNOFFICIAL CLASS WITHDRAWALS AT LOS ANGELES VALLEY COLLEGE, EVENING DIVISION, SPRING SEMESTER 1963.
HILLEARY, HELENA
A COMPARISON WAS MADE OF THE RESULTS OF A STUDY IN SPRING 1962, OF EVENING STUDENTS WHO WITHDREW FROM CLASSES OFFICIALLY (THE "OCW" GROUP) AND OF A QUESTIONNAIRE STUDY IN THE FOLLOWING YEAR OF THOSE WHO WITHDREW FROM EVENING CLASSES UNOFFICIALLY (THE "UCW" GROUP). STUDENTS IN BOTH GROUPS USUALLY HAD HAD NO PREVIOUS COLLEGE UNITS AND WERE USUALLY WORKING MORE THAN 40 HOURS PER WEEK. A GREATER PERCENTAGE OF THE OCW POPULATION HAD DROPPED CLASSES PREVIOUSLY AND HAD MADE USE OF THE SCHOOL'S COUNSELING SERVICES. GENERALLY, THE OCW GROUP REPORTED HAVING MORE OCCUPATIONAL AND FEWER "PERSONAL-SOCIAL" REASONS FOR ATTENDING SCHOOL. MORE STUDENTS IN THE UCW GROUP EXPRESSED DISSATISFACTION WITH THE COURSE OR THE INSTRUCTOR WHILE MORE IN THE OCW GROUP SAID THEY DROPPED BECAUSE THEY WERE WORKING OVERTIME. STUDENTS SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED TO MAKE GREATER USE OF THE COUNSELING SERVICES IN ORDER TO DEVELOP MORE REALISTIC ACADEMIC GOALS. (AD)
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Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Valley Coll., Van Nuys, CA.
Identifiers: California (Van Nuys)