ERIC Number: ED026026
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Nov-1
Reference Count: 0
Study of Existing Student Value Patterns for Selected Catholic College Women. Final Report.
McCormack, Sister Maureen
A 117-item questionnaire, entitled WHAT COLLEGE STUDENTS THINK, was developed and administered to a sample of 1315 women in two Catholic liberal arts colleges as part of a study designed to identify common patterns of religious, moral, and intellectual-aesthetic student values. Related purposes of the study were to determine whether the value patterns of faculty-selected "ideal" students differed from those of average students, to gain insight into faculty values by involving them in the study, and to assess the relationship between student values and background factors such as academic performance, prior educational experience, religious practice, and educational and life goals. Three of 4 hypotheses were confirmed: (1) that faculty-selected "ideal" students would have better high school grades, college GPAs, College Board scores and scores on intellectual-aesthetic values than "non-ideals," that they frequently attended intellectual and fine arts events, but did not differ significantly from "non-ideals" on any other variable, (2) that background factors studied would affect student values in such a way that intellectual values would be positively correlated with academic ability, achievement indicators and related interests, and (3) that attendance at Mass, reception of Holy Communion and frequency of confession would be correlated with religious and moral values. The 4th hypothesis, that no inter-school differences in values held by students in the two colleges would be found, was not confirmed. Recommendations for future research are included. (WM)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Loretto Heights Coll., Denver, CO.