ERIC Number: ED222209
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep-20
Reference Count: 0
Summary of the Final Report of the Statewide Longitudinal Study of Community College Students.
Knoell, Dorothy M.
A summary is provided of the final report of the California Statewide Longitudinal Study (SLS) of community college students. Chapter 1 provides background to the study; its methodology; and the characteristics of students in the study sample in terms of age, sex, ethnicity, educational and employment history, original college goals, disadvantages, and enrollment patterns. Chapter 2 describes the various prototypes developed in the course of the study: (1) transfer prototypes, including the full-time transfer, the part-time transfer, the undisciplined transfer, the technical transfer, the intercollegiate athlete, and the expediter; (2) vocational prototypes, including the program completer, the job seeker, the job up-grader, the career changer, and the license maintainer; and (3) special interest prototypes, including the leisure skills students, the education seeker, the art and culture student, the explorer/experimenter, the basic skills student, and the lateral transfer. Chapters 3, 4, and 5 present detailed information about the students within each of the three major prototype categories, covering personal characteristics, educational and employment history, enrollment patterns, and effects of the college experience. Chapter 6 contains a summary of the principal investigator's conclusions about each of the major student prototypes and discusses general study findings and their implications. A summary of the results of an earlier longitudinal study is appended. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Identifiers: California; Statewide Longitudinal Study CA