ERIC Number: ED029235
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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An Analysis of Selected Characteristics and Needs of Adult Undergraduate Students Attending Michigan State University, Fall Term, 1966.
Erickson, Mildred Brinkmeier
The study aimed at collecting information about the characteristics and perceived needs of adult undergraduates, especially those at Michigan State University in the fall term, 1966. A questionnaire was developed and an opportunity was given for open-ended responses from the students. The study was made of a portion of the total data collected. Of 520 responses to the questionnaire, 494 were analyzed, and an additional analysis was made of 225 open-ended responses. Findings showed that there were more males returning for undergraduate education; the females were older; more of the females were married, widowed, or divorced; the adults were usually satisfied with their lives and jobs; they tended to come from small population areas and non-college parental backgrounds; their spouses tended to have some college education, but more male spouses had done graduate work; they tended to come from middle class backgrounds. Some needs emphasized were: financial aid, curricular and academic improvement, special adult facilities, and improvement in housing, counseling, enrollment, and registration. (author/nl)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Age Differences, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Needs, Females, Financial Support, Guidance Centers, Males, Marital Status, Parent Background, Participant Characteristics, Questionnaires, Residential Patterns, Undergraduate Study
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing.