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ERIC Number: ED031246
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 14
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Student Environmental Perceptions of a New Community College.
Voda, Frederick A.
If a student's perception of his environment affects his behavior in it, the college should have a measure of it as additional data for educational decisions. This would be added to the student's personal data file already maintained by the college, and used in developing new programs and policies; in self-study; to compare with normative data; to clarify direction of change; for selection of students; to inform prospective students, parents, and high school counselors; to determine maximal student environment; and to note influences of student/environment interaction. This study proposed to find any differences in the perceptions of four groups of students on the items on the College and University Environment Scales. A group of 22 students was randomly selected from each of the college's four programs--Associate in Arts (AA) in Science (AS), in Applied Science (AAS), and Continuing Education (C). In the 76% response were 22 AA students, 20 AS, 15 AAS, and 10 C. The AA group scored high on propriety, low on awareness; the AS was low on both practicality and awareness; the AAS was low on practicality and awareness, but very high on propriety; and the C group was low on awareness, community, and practicality, but high on propriety. According to national norms, both the total sample and the four groups were high on propriety and low on awareness. Conventionality outranked assertiveness; personal, poetic, and political concerns were absent. The four groups differed greatly on the scholarship scale. (HH)
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Identifiers: College and University Environmental Scales; Missouri
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