ERIC Number: ED043277
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Longitudinal Study of the 1965 Entering Freshmen Class at the University of Connecticut.
Northby, Arwood S.
This study examines the changes in attitudes, interests, and values of the Fall 1965 freshmen over the subsequent 4-year period. Data were obtained from the admissions and registrar's offices and from the College Student Questionnaire, which requested information on: (1) the student's educational and vocational plans; (2) the community and school from which he came; (3) curricular and extracurricular activities in high school; (4) study habits and attitudes; (5) family background; (6) preferred educational practices or expectations about college; and (7) the degree of independence from family, and peer influence, degree of liberalism, social conscience, cultural sophistication, motivation for grades, and family social status. The first part of the report describes the general characteristics, family background, secondary school experience and educational and vocational plans of the class at the time of its first registration. The second part discusses the academic progress of the freshmen class of 1965 during the years from 1965 through 1969. The last part discusses the changes in career objectives and educational philosophy. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ., Storrs. Dept. of Higher, Technical, and Adult Education.
Identifiers: University of Connecticut