ERIC Number: ED035936
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of an Intensified Counseling Program on Sophomore Junior College Students. Final Report.
A majority of junior college students intend to obtain a two-year Associate in Arts (AA) degree and transfer to a four year college, but only approximately one third of these students continue their education beyond the community college level. It was hypothesized that an intensive counseling program for sophomores would enable students to achieve their primary junior college goal of earning the AA degree. Subjects consisted of two matched groups of about 100 sophomores at Chicago City College. The experimental group was given an intensified counseling program while the control group received the regular amount of counseling, and at the end of the year the effectiveness of the intensified counseling program was determined. It was found that additional counseling of prospective graduates increased the graduation rate, but the specific factors in the counseling process that contributed to this increase could not be ascertained. The following recommendations were made: (1) counseling services should be improved; (2) community colleges should increase their efforts in keeping students aware of requirements; (3) there should be an increase in predictive measurement instruments; and (4) a more thorough analysis should be made of the factors in the counseling process that contribute to increased student success. (RSM)
Descriptors: Aspiration, Associate Degrees, Community Colleges, Counseling, Counseling Effectiveness, Counseling Objectives, Educational Objectives, Graduation, Graduation Requirements, Higher Education, Predictive Measurement, Self Concept, Self Evaluation, Student Personnel Services, Study Skills, Success, Two Year College Students
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Chicago City Coll., IL.