ERIC Number: ED049296
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Attitude Changes on the College Student Questionnaires: A Study of Students Enrolled in Predominantly Black Colleges and Universities.
Nelsen, Edward A.; Johnson, Norman C.
The nature and extent of attitude change concomitant with experiences of students attending five predominantly black colleges was investigated in a longitudinal study employing the College Student Questionnaire. The questionnaire was administered to students upon entrance to college and readministered upon completion of one year of college. The responses of 1520 students were obtained. Results indicated that students showed general increases in Cultural Sophistication, some increases in Family Independence, Peer Independence, and Liberalism. Increases in Cultural Sophistication were greater for students with higher extracurricular involvements and closer relationships with faculty members. The College Student Questionnaire holds certain potential advantages for studying attitudes, but it also holds some limitations when used with black students. Substantive findings suggest that extracurricular experiences and close relationships with faculty members may lead to greater gains in cultural sophistication viewed as an attitude. (Author/PR)
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Identifiers: College Student Questionnaires
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, New York, February 1971