ERIC Number: ED225471
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Profile of North Carolina Central University Freshmen Class, Fall 1978.
Fuller, Vicki S.; And Others
Demographic and academic information on 1978 North Carolina Central University (NCCU) freshmen were assessed, using the NCCU Freshman Survey and 66 items from the College Student Questionnaire. Attention was directed to student attitudes about family and peer relationships, instructional/learning styles, and political, social, cultural, and moral issues; reasons for college choice; and educational, career, and employment plans. The sample consisted of 696 students, approximately 84 percent of the fall 1978 entering freshmen. Most respondents were between 18 and 22 years old; 63 percent were female; 97 percent were black; and 83 percent were North Carolina residents. Information is presented on: family background, including birth order and number of siblings, educational levels attained by parents, estimated family income, parents' values and influence on the student; the type of high school attended; high school rank and Scholastic Aptitude Test scores; and students' perceptions of their motivation. Student responses to five scales of the College Student Questionnaire are considered (family independence, peer independence, liberalism, social conscience, and cultural sophistication). Students indicated agreement/disagreement with five possible reasons for choosing to attend NCCU (academic, financial, personal, social, and location). Finally, information is presented on highest level of education planned and life style/work preferences. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Black Students, College Choice, College Desegregation, College Freshmen, Enrollment Influences, Family Characteristics, Higher Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Occupational Aspiration, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Motivation, Values
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Central Univ., Durham. Office of the Associate Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs for Research, Evaluation, and Planning.
Identifiers: North Carolina Central University
Note: This paper was identified by a joint project of the Institute on Desegregation at North Carolina Central University and the ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education at The George Washington University.