ERIC Number: ED102452
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The University Experience: Follow-up...1967 Freshmen in 1973. A Biography of a Class Study.
Hoelcle, Larene N.
This report is the second in a projected series reporting data from a 10-year longitudinal study of a random sample of 100 students in the 1967 entering freshman class at the State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY/B). The report is based on responses to a questionnaire administered in 1973, six years after the project was initiated. Fifty-four of the original 100 members of the group completed and returned their questionnaires. Questions concerned life experiences of the year, including marital status, family life, interpersonal relationships, educational and vocational experience, leisure activities, and personal satisfactions and dissatisfactions. Most of the respondents had earned a baccalaureate degree and a few had completed some post-baccalaureate study. Two-thirds were engaged in some educational persuits, either toward a degree or for their individual self-development. Nearly everybody was working, part-time or full-time. A majority enjoyed their work, and more than half reported that their undergraduate studies were relevant to their job. Respondents generally felt good about themselves and reported personal satisfaction with their jobs, themselves, their families and other interpersonal relationships. Personal dissatisfactions stemmed from the same general concerns of self and job, and included as well their academic pursuits. (Author/PC)
Descriptors: Adults, Attitudes, College Students, Followup Studies, Higher Education, Human Living, Individual Development, Longitudinal Studies, Research Projects, Student Experience
Student Testing and Research, 316 Harriman Library, SUNY/B, Buffalo, New York 14214
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Buffalo. Student Testing and Research Office.