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ERIC Number: ED014741
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Mar
Pages: 68
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Reference Count: 0
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A DESCRIPTION OF AMERICAN COLLEGE FRESHMEN.
ABE, CLIFFORD; AND OTHERS
THE AMERICAN COLLEGE SURVEY WAS ADMINISTERED TO 12,432 COLLEGE FRESHMEN AT 31 DIFFERENT INSTITUTIONS TO OBTAIN A MORE COMPLETE PICTURE OF THE TYPICAL COLLEGE STUDENT AND THE VARIATION AMONG STUDENTS FROM COLLEGE TO COLLEGE. THE AMERICAN COLLEGE SURVEY CONTAINS 45 SCALES WHICH CAN BE SCORED TO ASSESS STUDENT INTERESTS, POTENTIAL FOR VARIOUS ACHIEVEMENTS, ATTITUDES, AND OTHER ORIENTATIONS. STUDENTS ALSO PROVIDED INFORMATION ABOUT THEIR EDUCATIONAL AND ECONOMIC ASPIRATIONS, LIFE GOALS, SELF-RATINGS OF PERSONAL TRAITS AND ABILITIES, VOCATIONAL CHOICES, AND BACKGROUNDS. HIGH SCHOOL GRADES AND AMERICAN COLLEGE TESTING PROGRAM (ACT) SCORES WERE ALSO USED. ANALYSIS OF THE DATA REVEALED--(1) MALE FRESHMEN SHOW MORE DIVERSITY IN VOCATIONAL CHOICE AND MAJOR FIELD THAN DO WOMEN, (2) FRESHMEN HAVE HIGH ASPIRATIONS REGARDING FUTURE VOCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT, (3) FRESHMEN ARE CONCERNED WITH THEIR INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS AND PERSONAL COMFORT, (4) MEDIAN FAMILY INCOME WAS $8,400 FOR MALES AND $8,700 FOR FEMALES, (5) FRESHMEN ARE COMMITTED TO A RELATIONSHIP WITH ONLY ONE MEMBER OF THE OPPOSITE SEX, (6) LIFE GOALS AND ASPIRATIONS OF STUDENTS DIFFER BETWEEN COLLEGES, AND (7) POTENTIALS FOR ACADEMIC AND EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES DIFFER AMONG STUDENTS AT DIFFERENT COLLEGES. THIS IS ACT RESEARCH REPORT NO. 1, MARCH 1965. (SK)
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Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.
Identifiers: ACT Assessment; AMERICAN COLLEGE SURVEY