ERIC Number: ED039547
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-16
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship Between Entering Students' Expectations for the College Environment and the Level of Formal Education Completed by Their Parents.
Risch, Thomas J.
In this study, the relationship between students' expectations for the environment of the college they are about to enter and the level of formal education completed by their parents was investigated. It was hypothesized that entering freshmen students whose parents both had only a high school education differed from entering freshmen whose parents were both college graduates in their expectations for the universities' environment. Students' expectations were measured by using the College and University Environment Scale (CUES). On the basis of students' responses to a question asking the occupational level of their fathers, students were placed into one of eight categories. A total of 82 students were then given the CUES. Findings include: (1) it may not be useful to categorize students only on the basis of parents' level of education; and (2) significant differences between sexes in their expectations were found. However, this may vary from campus to campus. (SJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Coll. Personnel Association, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: College and University Environmental Scales
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference of the American College Personnel Association, St. Louis, Missouri, March 16-18, 1970