ERIC Number: ED039555
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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The Meaning of Developmental Status for College Freshmen.
Sage, Ellis H.
This is a report on further construct validation of the Sage Developmental Scales for the late adolescent period which intends to make these scales more useful to counselors of college freshmen. This study is also a further step in clarifying the dimensions measured by the Developmental Scales through the use of trait adjectives. It was hypothesized that freshmen who most resemble ninth graders would see themselves generally as less personally competent. The instruments used were the Sage Developmental Scales and Gough's Adjective Check List. The research design was essentially a double cross-validation one. Subjects included two groups of male students, and two groups of female students during a freshman orientation program. The general hypothesis was supported. The personological dimensions that emerged were quite similar for both sexes, yet differed in degree and quality. High scoring males and females alike can be described as suspicious, emotionally unstable, anxious and lacking in drive. These dimensions show that a developmentally immature freshman needs to experience certain remedial task situations, which might best be learned within a small peer group where socially competent models could teach adaptive responses. (SJ)
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Authoring Institution: Rochester Univ., NY.
Identifiers: Sage Developmental Scales