ERIC Number: ED165523
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Characteristics of Older Undergraduates at the University of Maryland. Research Report No. 7-71.
Kimball, Ronald L.; Sedlacek, William E.
University of Maryland full-time undergraduate students who were 36 to 57 years old were compared to a random sample of younger students aged 18 to 35 years old on the 1970 University Student Census, an attitude and activities inventory. The older sample of 319 students was 50 percent male and 50 percent female, while the younger sample of 313 students was 60 percent male and 40 percent female. Subjects were compared on 14 demographic items and 28 Likert-type attitude items. Older students tended to be married and live off-campus and studied more and had more clearly-fixed vocational goals than did younger students. Older students more often felt that the faculty and administration cared about students, that student disrupters should be suspended, and that Saturday classes were acceptable than did younger students. Older students were less in favor of coed housing or an abortion information service. Survey items and response data are included. (SW)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Age Differences, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Full Time Students, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Nontraditional Students, Questionnaires, Research Projects, School Surveys, State Universities, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student School Relationship, Undergraduate Students
Counseling Center, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Counseling Center.
Identifiers: University of Maryland College Park