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ERIC Number: ED019953
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 1
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DIFFERENTIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF ENTERING FRESHMEN AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AND THEIR PEERS AT CALIFORNIA JUNIOR COLLEGES.
TILLERY, HARRY DALE
THIS STUDY OF 1030 (10 PERCENT) OF THE UNIVERSITY-ELIGIBLE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES (1961) COMPARES THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE 612 GOING TO ONE OF THE FIVE UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES AND THE 418 GOING TO JUNIOR COLLEGE. HIGH SCHOOL AND FIRST-SEMESTER COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS AS WELL AS APTITUDE SCORES WERE AVAILABLE FOR MOST OF THEM, AND 885 RETURNED A 136-ITEM QUESTIONNAIRE AND A SPECIAL 233-ITEM OMNIBUS PERSONALITY INVENTORY. ALTHOUGH ACADEMIC ABILITY WAS RELATED TO THE CHOICE OF COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY, THERE WAS MUCH DIVERSITY WITHIN EACH INSTITUTION. THE UNIVERSITY STUDENT USUALLY HAD BETTER ACADEMIC PREPARATION AND WAS LIKELY TO HAVE BEEN ELIGIBLE AT THE END OF SEVEN RATHER THAN EIGHT HIGH SCHOOL SEMESTERS. HE WAS SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER IN INTELLECTUAL MOTIVATION, PROVIDING A SELF-CHALLENGING, LIBERAL CULTURAL ATMOSPHERE ON HIS CAMPUS, WHEREAS THE OPI FOR THE JUNIOR COLLEGE STUDENT INDICATED MORE INTEREST IN APPLIED LEARNING. THE SOCIAL MATURITY OF THE UNIVERSITY STUDENT GAVE HIM MORE FLEXIBILITY IN IDEAS AND VALUES, WHILE THE JUNIOR COLLEGE STUDENT WAS LESS RESPONSIVE TO NEW EXPERIENCES. THE UNIVERSITY STUDENT WAS MORE LIKELY TO COME FROM A FAMILY IN THE HIGHER EDUCATION AND INCOME BRACKETS, GAVE GREATER WEIGHT TO THE ACADEMIC STANDING OF HIS SCHOOL, AND HAD HIGHER HOPES FOR BOTH DEGREE AND CAREER. THIS PH.D. DISSERTATION IS AVAILABLE AS DOCUMENT NO. 64-13,111, FOR $3.50 (MICROFILM) OR $12.15 (XEROGRAPHIC COPY) FROM UNIVERSITY MICROFILMS, INC., P.O. BOX 1346, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN 48106. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. School of Education.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA