ERIC Number: ED345118
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov-26
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Quality of Effort, Place of Residence, Perception of the Environment and Students' Opinions of College.
Thoman, Barbara Elaine
This study investigated quality of effort, place of residence, perception of the environment, and students' opinions of college. Seven independent variables were investigated: personal and social development; general education, literature and arts; intellectual skills; understanding science and technology; vocation; perception of environment; and place of residence. Two dependent variables were employed: satisfaction, and initiative/benefits. The College Student Experiences questionnaire was administered to 196 students at a four-year university. Results indicated that: (1) subjects with intermediate and high vocation scores had higher satisfaction than those with low vocation scores; (2) subjects with high intellectual skills registered greater initiative/benefits than those with low intellectual skills; (3) the numerically highest satisfaction was reported by subjects who had high personal and social development and high intellectual skills, and the numerically lowest satisfaction was reported by subjects with intermediate personal and social development and high intellectual skills; (4) the numerically highest initiative/benefits was reported by subjects who had low personal and social development and high intellectual skills, and the numerically lowest initiative/benefits was reported by subjects who had low personal and social development and low intellectual skills; and (5) independent variables not associated with either dependent variable were: understanding science and technology; perception of environment; place of residence; and general education, literature, and arts. (LLL)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
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Note: M.S. Thesis, Fort Hays State University.