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ERIC Number: ED044114
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 10
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Non-Persisting and Persisting Transfer Program Students.
Stocking, Joyce
Differences between 20 transfer program persisters (p) and 23 non-persisters (np) on five measures were investigated to identify elements that might characterize persistence. The subjects consisted of freshmen enrolled in the transfer program at Crowder College (Missouri) during the fall of 1967. A comparison of each group's composite School and College Ability Test performance shows similar percentages scoring between 71-80, but a clearly greater percentage of persisters scoring between 51-70. Results on the Survey of Interpersonal Values suggest that the groups are more alike than different, with most scores clustering around the "average" category on five of the six values. Both groups scored somewhat lower in the leadership category. Subsequent enrollment in a 4-year college or university was reported for half the non-persisters and three-fourths of the persisters. Seventy-five per cent of the persisters' mothers and 82 per cent of the non-persisters' mothers completed high school. Most subjects in each group (p--80 per cent; np--56 per cent) wanted to attend college and were supported in this decision by both parents; however, 17 per cent of the non-persisters did not want to attend, but were encouraged to do so by at least one parent. While generalizations about indicative characteristics are limited because of the small sample size, the nature of the results suggests that replication of the study on a larger level would be valuable. (JO)
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Identifiers: Missouri; School and College Ability Tests; Survey of Interpersonal Values (Gordon)
Note: Paper presented at the EPDA Institute for Advanced Study in Student Personnel Work in Junior Colleges and Technical Institutes, University of Missouri, Columbia, Sept. 9, 1969 to June 1, 1970