ERIC Number: ED221654
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
The Effect of a Study Skills Workshop on the Attrition Rate in a Practical Nursing Program.
Granger, Donna Jean
A study examined the attrition rate in the Wichita Practical Nursing School in Wichita, Kansas, and the effectiveness of a study skills workshop in reducing the attrition rate. Using a quasi-experimental control group design, the researcher studied the attrition rates of three consecutive classes at the school. The first two classes served as control groups. Members of the third class were asked to participate voluntarily in a study skills workshop. Of the 59 students in the class, 71 percent did so. Covered in the workshop were the following topics: taking responsibility for one's own education, success and goal setting, time management, reading texts, notetaking and outlining, studying for and taking tests, helping instructors improve their teaching, and making friends. While data did not demonstrate that the study skills workshop had any effect on the attrition rate, fewer students who attended the workshop failed academically. In addition, the attitudes and enthusiasm of the students who attended the workshop surpassed those of members of the previous classes. (Appended to the study report are the workshop agenda, the results of student evaluations of the workshop, and grade scores and means for both groups studied.) (MN)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Wichita Practical Nursing School KS
Note: Master's Thesis, Pittsburg State University.