ERIC Number: ED033645
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Diversty of Intellective and Non-Intellective Characteristics Between Persisting and Non-Persisting Students among Campuses.
Coker, David L.
This study attempted to discover the nature and extent of the diversity of characteristics of persisting and non-persisting students both within and among 5 state universities in Wisconsin. The sample consisted of all full-time freshmen during 1965-66 at the institutions (N=7010). Students who either withdrew during the year or did not return for the 1966-67 year (non-persisting students), were divided into those who withdrew for academic reasons and those who withdrew for non-academic reasons. The results indicated that there were significant differences between both male and female persisting and non-persisting students (all) on the basis of planned educational major, vocational choice, vocational role preference, educational aspirations, number of changes in academic major, place of college residence, and size of high school graduating class. Previous high school achievement and ACT scores tended to be discriminate variables between male and female and among the persisting, non-persisting (academic), and non-persisting (non academic) students both within and among campuses. College achievement in terms of GPA, credits attempted, and credits earned, appeared to differentiate both male and female persisting and non-persisting students (all) both within and among campuses. Continued research is necessary if institutions hope to decrease attrition rate. (DS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Univ., Stevens Point.