ERIC Number: ED220736
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar-19
Reference Count: 0
Student Development on Three Vectors over Four Years.
Hood, Albert B.
It has been hypothesized that college students develop differently in various areas of experience, that they learn to deal with interpersonal relationships early in their college experience, but that they may not have time to develop leisure interests. Instruments designed to assess growth on three of Chickering's student development vectors (Developing Purposes, Freeing Interpersonal Relationships, Establishing Identity) were administered to incoming college freshmen and readministered to the same group 4 years later. No substantial changes were found on the Developing Purposes vector. Substantial growth was found on the Freeing Interpersonal Relationships vector. Significantly lower scores were found on the Establishing Identity vector indicating negative growth in this area. Results suggest that for many students, growth on certain vectors is more likely to occur after college. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Student Development Vectors (Chickering)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (Detroit, MI, March 17-20, 1982).