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ERIC Number: ED015742
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Nov
Pages: 5
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Reference Count: 0
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PERCEIVED CHARACTERISTICS OF THE JUNIOR COLLEGE.
GREER, THOMAS V.
A SAMPLE OF 60 SENIORS IN A UNIVERSITY'S COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION INDICATED THEIR PERCEPTIONS OF THE JUNIOR COLLEGE AS AN INSTITUTION BY THE USE OF A 7-POINT RATING SCALE INVOLVING TEN DIMENSIONS--(1) USEFUL-USELESS, (2) DOMINEERING-LAX, (3) MOTIVATED-AIMLESS, (4) TIMELY-UNTIMELY, (5) POTENT-IMPOTENT, (6) DIFFICULT-EASY, (7) INFLUENTIAL-UNINFLUENTIAL, (8) VIGOROUS-FEEBLE, (9) MOVING-STILL, AND (10) IMPORTANT-UNIMPORTANT. ON ITEMS 3,4,5,9, AND 10 THE 20 SUBJECTS WHO HAD ATTENDED JUNIOR COLLEGES RANKED THE JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGHER (TOWARD THE LEFT-HAND TERM OF EACH PAIR) THAN DID THOSE WHO HAD NOT ATTENDED JUNIOR COLLEGE. THE REVERSE WAS TRUE FOR THE OTHER FIVE ITEMS. IN 9 ITEMS, THE FORMER JUNIOR COLLEGE STUDENTS SHOWED GREATER VARIANCE IN THEIR RESPONSES. SUCH VARIATION MAY BE THE RESULT OF THEIR EXPERIENCES AT AND RECOLLECTIONS OF SPECIFIC INSTITUTIONS. VARIATIONS AMONG COLLEGES MAY BE THE RESULT OF THEIR IDENTIFICATION WITH ONE OR MORE SEGMENTS OF ADULT EDUCATION, SECONDARY EDUCATION, AND HIGHER EDUCATION, AS WELL AS OF THEIR NEED FOR IDENTIFICATION WITH THEIR SPECIFIC COMMUNITIES RATHER THAN WITH A STEREOTYPE. THIS ARTICLE IS PUBLISHED IN "PEABODY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION," VOLUME 44, NUMBER 3, NOVEMBER, 1966. (WO)
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Authoring Institution: George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Nashville, TN.
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