ERIC Number: ED037203
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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A Profile of Students: A Description of the Characteristics, Attitudes, and Concerns of Students, Spring 1969. Research Report No. 1.
Snyder, Fred A.; Blocker, Clyde E.
During spring 1969, 46 per cent of the students at Harrisburg Area Community College (Pennsylvania) completed questionnaires relating to their personal characteristics (age, background, etc.), educational goals, and personal concerns. The data were examined to provide a general impression of the student body and to compare various student sub-groups. The respondents were representative of the entire student body in terms of sex, full- or part-time status, and most curricular groups. Among the findings were (1) 70 per cent of the respondents were male, 75 per cent were full-time students, and 75 per cent were single; (2) "developing mental abilities" and "vocational and professional training" were the most common educational goals; (3) participation in student activities was positively related to grade achievement level; and (4) respondents generally had positive feelings about the student body. (MS)
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Authoring Institution: Harrisburg Area Community Coll., PA.