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ERIC Number: ED023374
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 21
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Relationship of Certain Nonintellective Factors to Persistence.
Wood, Samuel E.
To determine if certain non-intellectual factors affected educational persistence, three null-hypotheses were tested for both sexes, namely, that there i s no significant difference between (1) those who persist (P) and those who withdraw (W), (2) those who persist (P) and those who are dismissed (D), and (3) those who withdraw(W) and those who are dismissed (D). The sample was taken from 952 entering freshmen and consisted of the 867 who had completed the Student Profile Section o f the American College Testing Battery. In the 867 tested, there were 440 P's, 241 W's, and 186 D's. The P's indicated that they planned to join science clubs and take part in projects, that they liked the special curriculum of the University and its progressive outlook, that they were attracted by its fraternities, sororities, and good athletic program; they were also less likely to be engaged or dating seriously. The W's tended to choose careers unrelated to the University's available majors and showed considerable interest in music, debating, acting, and other intramural activities. The D's planned to engage in more athletic programs and other intramurals and were more likely to be engaged or dating seriously. At present these non-intellective factors can be used in only a limited way to assist in prediction, but the student personnel staff shoudl be aware of them and conduct further investigation. (HH)
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Identifiers - Location: Missouri