ERIC Number: ED023101
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Relationship between the Student's Socio-Economic Background and his Freshman Year in College.
Jones, John D.
The general purpose of this study was to examine the influence of the student's background on his performance in terms of academic success and attitude change during his first year in college. In terms of academic success, as reflected by this study, it appears that the students from low socio-economic backgrounds perform better than other students. Their grade point average was higher, the percentage on academic probation was lower and the rate of withdrawals was less. This could reinforce the "Opportunity Program" philosophy regarding financial aid awards on the basis of need. In any event, on the basis of this study, it may be assumed that the student from a low socio-economic background does not find the influence of this background to have an adverse effect on his academic success in college. (AUTHOR)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Educational Opportunity Grants
Note: Speech presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, Detroit, Michigan, April 7-11, 1968