ERIC Number: ED156246
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Longitudinal Study of a Matched-Pair Sample of College and University Students. Report #27.
Jones, Gordon; And Others
As the first in a planned longitudinal series, this study examined the academic performance in the initial undergraduate year of a stratified, random sample of 100 students from Vancouver secondary schools who enrolled in September 1976 in a full-time academic program at the Langara Campus of Vancouver Community College (VCC), and measured it against that of a matched-pair sample who enrolled in the University of British Columbia (UBC) at the same time. Study information was collected from institutional records and covered study pattern (full- or part-time by semester), completion rate (re-enrollment in September 1977), course withdrawal patterns and reasons for withdrawal, academic standing and units of credit as of both April and August 1977, and postsecondary units of credit according to secondary school attended. Findings showed that 56 VCC and 81 UBC students finished the academic year on a full-time basis; 44 VCC and 74 UBC students re-enrolled in their original institutions in September 1977; 43 VCC and 77 UBC students finished the year with no course withdrawals; 57 and 56 VCC and 45 and 55 UBC students had GPA's of 2.0 or better for April and August 1977, respectively; and 32 and 44 VCC and 45 and 55 UBC students earned 15 or more credit units for April and August 1977, respectively. Conclusions as to the differences between sample populations are made. (TR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: B. C. Research, Vancouver (British Columbia).
Identifiers: British Columbia (Vancouver)