ERIC Number: ED064433
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Changes in Study Habits and Attitudes During a College Preparatory Program for High Risk Students.
Lahn, Alan M.
This paper reports on changes in students' study habits and attitudes during the Prep Program at Shippensburg State College. Fifty students, 40 black and ten white, were selected for the program for high-risk minority group students, and granted admission to Shippensburg for the Fall of 1970. The Prep students spent six weeks on the Shippensburg State College campus, attending special classes in English, speech, humanities, science, and mathematics. In addition to the director of the Program, his assistant, and the instructional staff, 10 undergraduate "tutor-counselors" were available to help Prep students with their personal, social, and academic adjustment to college life. In order to evaluate changes in study habits and attitudes, the Brown-Holtzman Survey of Study Habits and Attitudes was administered to the Prep students at the beginning and at the end of the six week Prep program. The Prep students tended to report more negatively on their study habits and attitudes at the end of the Program. This seems to indicate that the Program did not attain its goal, but it is possible that the negative change in scores does not represent an actual decline in study habits and attitudes but a more realistic self-report. (Author/JM)
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Identifiers: Brown Holtzman Survey Study Habits And Attitudes
Note: paper presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association National Convention, Atlantic City, N.J., 1971