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ERIC Number: ED014095
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Aug
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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CHANGES IN SELF-RATINGS AND LIFE GOALS AMONG STUDENTS AT COLLEGES WITH DIFFERENT CHARACTERISTICS.
SKAGER, RODNEY; AND OTHERS
ELEVEN SELF-RATINGS ON PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS AND LIFE GOALS WERE RE-ADMINISTERED, AFTER A ONE-YEAR PERIOD, TO FRESHMEN AND SOPHOMORE STUDENTS AT A SAMPLE OF TEN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES. COMPARISONS ACROSS INSTITUTIONS WERE MADE OF STUDENTS GIVING THE SAME INITIAL RESPONSE TO DETERMINE (1) WHETHER STUDENTS AT DIFFERENT COLLEGES SHOWED DIFFERENTIAL CHANGES ON THE SELF-RATINGS AND GOALS, AND (2) WHETHER OR NOT THESE CHANGES WERE CORRELATED WITH SUCH OBJECTIVE MEASURES OF COLLEGE CHARACTERISTICS AS ENROLLMENT, SELECTIVITY, OR THE PROPORTION OF STUDENTS IN VARIOUS CURRICULA. DIFFERENTIAL CHANGES WERE OBSERVED ON SELF-RATINGS OF POPULARITY AND SCHOLARSHIP AS WELL AS FOR GOALS INVOLVING RELIGIOUS VALUES, PARTICIPATION IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS, AND MAKING A CONTRIBUTION TO SCIENCE. IN EACH CASE, CHANGE APPEARED TO BE RELATED TO SEVERAL COLLEGE CHARACTERISTICS. WHILE SOME OF THE CHANGE MEASURES WERE CORRELATED WITH THE INITIAL MEANS AT THE INSTITUTIONS STUDIED, THE FINDINGS DID NOT APPEAR TO BE ACCOUNTED FOR SOLELY BY REGRESSION PHENOMENA. CONSEQUENTLY, WE CONCLUDED THAT HYPOTHESES RELATING INSTITUTIONAL CHARACTERISTICS TO PERSONALITY CHANGE IN COLLEGE STUDENTS HAD BEEN PREMATURELY REJECTED. THIS IS ACT RESEARCH REPORT NO. 14, AUGUST, 1966. (AUTHOR)
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Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.
Identifiers: ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUE; KENDALL COEFFICIENT OF VARIANCE; SPEARMAN RANK CORRELATION COEFFICIENT