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ERIC Number: ED014090
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Dec-15
Pages: 38
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Reference Count: 0
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A COUNSELING PROGRAM FOR SOCIALLY AND ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED EVENING COLLEGE STUDENTS WHO LEAVE SCHOOL IN GOOD ACADEMIC STANDING. TECHNICAL REPORT.
BERGER, LESLIE; JOHNSON, KENNETH
AN IN-DEPTH INVESTIGATION OF THE REASONS QUALIFIED LOW-INCOME STUDENTS IN THE EVENING DIVISION LEAVE SCHOOL WHILE IN GOOD STANDING WAS CONDUCTED. FULL DATA WAS OBTAINED ON ONLY 64 SUBJECTS WHO COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRES AND WERE INTERVIEWED BY COUNSELORS. ACCORDING TO QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONSES, THE MOST IMPORTANT REASON FOR LEAVING WAS FINANCIAL DIFFICULTY. HOWEVER, ACCORDING TO OPEN-ENDED INTERVIEW QUESTIONS, THE PRINCIPAL FACTOR WAS CUMULATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL PRESSURE FROM HOME, FAMILY, AND PERSONAL PROBLEMS. ALMOST EVERY STUDENT VIEWED HIS DEPARTURE AS TEMPORARY AND AN OVERWHELMING NUMBER AFFIRMED THEY STILL INTENDED TO RETURN TO COLLEGE SOMEDAY. POSSIBLE REMEDIAL MEASURES, REVISIONS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS INCLUDE MORE GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT FROM THE COLLEGE, AND ORIENTATION SEMINARS OR DISCUSSIONS TO REVIEW PROBLEMS AND COPING MECHANISMS. SINCE MOST DROPOUTS FEEL THAT THEY WILL RETURN TO COLLEGE, FOLLOWUP ACTIVITY MAY BE MEANINGFUL. IT IS SUGGESTED THAT A STUDY BE MADE DRAWING ON A POPULATION WHICH HAS DROPPED OUT MORE RECENTLY. ALTHOUGH THE DROPOUT IS ALWAYS CONCEIVED OF AS TEMPORARY, INSPECTION SHOWS THIS IS RARELY TRUE. A FOLLOWUP ACTIVITY COVERING THE PRESENT SAMPLE IS URGED. (WR)
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Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. City Coll.
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