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ERIC Number: ED023390
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 11
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Interpersonal Values of the Junior College and University Student.
Abbas, Robert D.
To determine the interpersonal values of college and university students, three hypotheses were tested to see if there was a significant difference among the values of (1) junior college students in a terminal course, (2) those in a transfer course, and (3) university students. The sample comprised 93 Missouri University freshmen, 116 junior college transfer students, and 40 terminal or vocational students. Gordon's Survey of Interpersonal Values was used to measure six qualities: support, conformity, recognition, independence, benevolence, and leadership. On the value of conformity, a significant difference was found between the university students and each of the two samples of college students; on the leadership scale, the university students scored higher than the transfer students. There were no significant differences in the other correlations. It seemed possible that the junior college students scored higher on conformity because they were more likely to live at home, whereas a university atmosphere usually fosters non-conformity. The lower academic ability of many junior college students also tends to favor conformity. This knowledge should permit administrators a better choice in the extra-curricular activities they encourage. These results also suggested a definite need for leadership training programs at the junior college. Such programs may also be needed at the university, for the fact that the students value leadership highly does not necessarily mean that they have an opportunity to exercise it. (HH)
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Identifiers: Missouri