ERIC Number: ED023345
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Changes in Self-Ratings and Life Goals as Related to Student Accomplishment in College.
Skager, Rodney W.; Braskamp, Larry A.
Changes in self esteem or life goals of college students are likely to be related to the degree of success experienced in various types of extracurricular activities. To test this hypothesis, questionnaires containing 8 items requiring self-ratings and 8 items describing desirable accomplishments, aspirations or goals were administered in 1964 and again in identical form in 1965 to students at ten colleges and universities. Eleven of the items were selected for further study. Students reported their extracurricular achievements during college in a variety of areas such as science, leadership and art. Changes on each goal or self-rating were related to the level of accomplishment on one or more achievement scales, presumably related to the goals. The research supported the hypothesis. For example, changes in self-ratings of popularity and in the goal of prominence in public affairs were positively related to achievement in such relevant areas as leadership and participation in social activities. The findings also indicated that changes in self-ratings and life goals were re"ated to the characteristics of the colleges the students were attending. (Author/AM)
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Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA. Research and Development Div.