ERIC Number: ED027018
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-May
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Study of the Class of 1968.
Spaulding, Helen; Billings, Elizabeth L.
In a Colby Junior College study of (1) non-intellective characteristics of freshmen and their proficiency in liberal arts, (2) the same factors after two years, and (3) relationships between the variables and educational outcome College Student Questionnaires were used to measure some of the characteristics. Part I was given in Fall 1966; Part II, in April 1968. The 11 scales used were Motivation for Grades, Family and Peer Independence, Liberalism, Social Conscience, Cultural Sophistication, Study Habits, Satisfaction with Administration, with Faculty, with Students, Extracurricular Involvement. Not all scales were used in both parts. General examinations were used to measure achievement in English composition, natural science, math, humanities, social science/history (in Fall 1966 and May 1968). Tables show the student scores on entrance and after two years (compared with a national sample of freshman women); means and standard deviations for those who completed two years; general examination results; and intercorrelations of 18 variables (graduate GPA, high school GPA, and 16 test measures). Further comparisons of GPA's and questionnaire responses were made for public and private schools, secretarial and medical groups, upper and lower quartiles within the group, first- and second-year scores of individuals, withdrawals and graduates, and academic and non-conformist orientation. An item analysis was made comparing Colby students and the national sample. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Colby Junior Coll. for Women, New London, NH.
Identifiers - Location: New Hampshire