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ERIC Number: ED019085
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 36
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A FOLLOW-UP STUDY ON DISCONTINUING STUDENTS AT GROSSMONT COLLEGE.
HUGHES, HAROLD G.; AND OTHERS
BASED ON DATA FROM 61 RESPONSES TO 100 QUESTIONNAIRES, THIS FOLLOWUP STUDY OF THE DISCONTINUING STUDENT AT GROSSMONT COLLEGE SHOWS THAT HE IS TYPICALLY A DAY STUDENT, IS MARRIED, HAS NOT DONE MILITARY SERVICE, IS WORKING A 26-40 HOUR WEEK, HAS PARENTS WITH ABOUT 12 YEARS OF SCHOOLING, HAS ONE PARENT AT THE PROFESSIONAL OR MANAGERIAL LEVEL, AND PLANS TO TRANSFER FOR AN AB OR HIGHER DEGREE. TABLES SHOW HIS REASONS (AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION AND CURRENTLY) FOR ATTENDING COLLEGE, HIS OPINIONS ON THE COLLEGE'S FACILITIES AND SERVICES, HIS OPINIONS ON EXTRACURRICULAR FACTORS AND INFLUENCES OF THE COLLEGE, HIS REASONS FOR DISCONTINUING, HIS PLANS AT THE TIME OF DROPPING OUT, AND THE KIND OF SCHOOL, IF ANY, HE SUBSEQUENTLY ATTENDED. THE DROPOUTS DIFFER LITTLE FROM THE CONTINUING STUDENTS EXCEPT THAT THEY HAVE MORE CONSISTENT HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE GPA AND THAT, EVENTUALLY, 80 PERCENT OF THEM DO FIND THEIR WAY BACK TO COLLEGE. THE DROPOUTS, THEREFORE, NEED NOT BE A SOURCE OF GREAT INSTITUTIONAL CONCERN. THIS CONCERN MIGHT BETTER BE DIRECTED TO THE ENTERING STUDENTS IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE THEM AWARE OF THE ADVANTAGES OF STAYING ON. SAMPLES OF THE QUESTIONNAIRE AND THE COVERING LETTERS ARE INCLUDED. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Grossmont Coll., El Cajon, CA.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (El Cajon)