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ERIC Number: ED029628
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 4
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The Leavers' View.
Hannah, William
This study reports findings related to student attrition in 13 colleges. Several tests, such as The Omnibus Personality Inventory, were used to determine the personality characteristics of students who leave college prior to graduation. Included in the findings are: (1) peers and parents rank high in the help asked for and received, with the college personnel coming in a poor third; (2) college personnel appear to be contacted after decisions to withdraw have been solidified; (3) 20% of the dropouts had first considered withdrawal before registration day; and (4) most students did not find the college counseling system particularly valuable or effective in helping resolve dropout problems. (JC)
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Authoring Institution: Project on Student Development in Small Colleges, Plainfield, VT.
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, February 5-8, 1969).