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ERIC Number: ED030936
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May-29
Pages: 21
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Reference Count: 0
Who Goes To Freshman Camp?
Biggs, Donald A.; And Others
Freshman Camps, part of the University of Minnesota's orientation program, are held prior to Welcome Week, and are voluntary. This study attempts to describe characteristics of those students who chose to attend in 1968. Approximately 685 students among the 8,575 freshmen entering the University in 1969 went to one of seven Freshman Camps, assigned randomly. Demographic information on the campers and aptitude test data were obtained from the University. Questionnaires were completed by campers in such areas as educational goals and attitudes. Personality inventories were available for some of the campers. Hanson's (1968) program for coding the Minnesota Counseling Inventory was used in some analyses, and chi square was used to test the significance of differences. Two norm groups were selected from the 1968 Liberal Arts freshman class. Tables represent the variety of ways in which freshmen campers differ from the freshman class as a whole. Results of this study indicate that services designed to orient new students cannot be based on generalizations about characteristics of entering freshmen. This study, a first step in an analysis of Freshman Camp, leads to the more important question, "What effect does the camp experience have on its participants?" (Author/CJ)
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Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis.