NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED012468
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar-22
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
IMPLICATIONS OF THE DIVERSITY OF COLLEGE STUDENTS.
COKER, DAVID L.
THE NATURE AND EXTENT OF DIVERSITY IN CHARACTERISTICS OF STUDENTS WITHIN AND AMONG THE VARIOUS CAMPUSES OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY WERE INVESTIGATED. THREE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-ONE STUDENTS, SELECTED RANDOMLY FROM FULL-TIME FRESHMAN AND SOPHOMORE CLASSES ON EACH CAMPUS, WERE COMPARED BY STATISTICAL ANALYSES OF PERSONAL DATA AND SCORES FOR THE SUBSCALES OF (1) THE SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE TEST, (2) THE OPINION, ATTITUDE, AND INTEREST SURVEY, AND (3) THE COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY ENVIRONMENT SCALES. STUDENTS WHO VARIED AMONG LEVELS OF SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE ALSO DIFFERED IN THEIR PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES AS WELL AS IN THEIR PERCEPTION OF ENVIRONMENTAL STRESS. LOW-APTITUDE STUDENTS EXHIBITED LESS INDEPENDENT, REFLECTIVE, AND RISK-TAKING RESPONSES. ASSUMING THAT THIS BEHAVIOR PATTERN SHOULD BE MODIFIED, THE AUTHOR SUGGESTS THAT (1) HOUSING ASSIGNMENTS, STAFFING, AND PROGRAMING BE MADE IN LEARNING TERMS, (2) STUDENT ACTIVITIES ON CAMPUS BE ASSURED IN TERMS OF THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO THE LEARNING CONCERNS OF STUDENTS, (3) CONSIDERATION BE GIVEN TO THE "UNGRADED COLLEGE" IN ORDER TO ACCOUNT FOR DIFFERENCES AMONG STUDENTS, (4) VARYING ORIENTATION PROGRAMS BE INSTITUTED, (5) LOW-APTITUDE STUDENTS CONSIDER A REGIONAL CAMPUS, AND (6) COUNSELING SERVICES BE LINKED TO INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES AMONG STUDENTS. THIS SPEECH WAS PRESENTED AT THE AMERICAN PERSONNEL AND GUIDANCE ASSOCIATION CONVENTION (DALLAS, MARCH 22, 1967). (RL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: AMERICAN PERSONNEL AND GUIDANCE ASSOCIATION; Texas (Dallas)