ERIC Number: ED038100
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jan
Reference Count: 0
An Investigation of the Effects of Vocational, Supportive, and Directive Counseling on the Academic Recovery and Recidivist and Attrition Rates of Male College Students Referred for Disciplinary Offenses. Final Report.
LeMay, Morris Lee
The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility of specialized individual counseling as a practical method of assisting male college students referred to the Dean of Students for official disciplinary action and to discern what type of technique of counseling offered the best hope for rehabilitation. The major objectives were to see if the academic achievement, attrition rate, and the disciplinary recidivist rate of these students would be affected by special attention and counseling techniques. Group A were provided with confidential vocational and personal counseling; Group B with supportive counseling; Group C with directive counseling; Group D with no counseling but a brief discussion of the offense; and Group E with disciplinary action by student judicial boards in the residence halls. Students were assigned at random to the first 4 groups. Findings indicated that at the end of the experimental period and the follow-up period there were no significant differences among the GPA means of the group, nor were there significant differences in attrition rates or later disciplinary referrals. Because of the changing nature of the college scene and the demise of the concept in loco parentis, these attempts at working with disciplinary problems have become obsolete and the problems are now generally handled by student disciplinary boards. (AF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Univ., Corvallis.