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ERIC Number: ED017802
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962
Pages: 1
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AN ANALYSIS OF SELECTED FACTORS OF INTERRUPTION OR PERSISTENCY IN ATTENDANCE IN THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT EVANSVILLE COLLEGE.
HARTIG, MARVIN E.
AN INVESTIGATION WAS UNDERTAKEN TO DETERMINE THE REASONS FOR THE GREAT STUDENT TURNOVER IN THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT EVANSVILLE COLLEGE AND TO SEEK WAYS TO REDUCE IT. FOUR GROUPS WERE SELECTED FROM STUDENTS IN ATTENDANCE DURING THE 1960-61 SCHOOL YEAR--(1) THOSE WHO DID NOT RETURN AFTER A TERM, (2) THOSE WHO WITHDREW DURING A TERM, (3) THOSE IN ATTENDANCE THREE OF THE SIX PREVIOUS TERMS, AND (4) GRADUATED STUDENTS. MAILED QUESTIONNAIRES OBTAINED DATA THAT WERE TESTED FOR SIGNIFICANCE BY THE CHI SQUARE AND T TESTS. ABOUT 40 PERCENT OF THE STUDENTS DID NOT RETURN AFTER A TERM, OR WITHDREW DURING A TERM, PRIMARILY BECUASE OF WORK CONFLICT AND LACK OF TIME, BUT ALSO BECUASE OBJECTIVES HAD BEEN MET. STUDENTS WHO PERSISTED IN ATTENDANCE SOUGHT DEGREES, AND RECEIVED MORE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND GUIDANCE. IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT THE GREAT TURNOVER IN EVENING COLLEGES IS PARTLY DUE TO STUDENTS MEETING SHORT RANGE OBJECTIVES. THOSE WHO PERSIST IN ATTENDANCE HAVE MORE CLEARLY DEFINED OBJECTIVES, EARN BETTER GRADES, AND ARE MOST FREQUENTLY MARRIED. COUNSELING SERVICE FOR PART TIME EVENING STUDENTS IS DESIRABLE TO HELP ELIMINATE SOME STUDENT TURNOVER. THIS DOCUMENT IS A DOCTORAL THESES, AVAILABLE FROM UNIVERSITY MICROFILMS, ANN ARBOR, MICH. ORDER NO. 63-2599. MICROFILM $2.75. XEROGRAPHY $6.80. 141 PAGES. (PT)
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Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington.
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