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ERIC Number: ED031188
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 106
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The Imperial Valley College Freshman; A Demographic Study of the Full-Time Day Students Who Attended College for the First Time in the Fall Semester, 1968.
Novak, Ruth V.
This comprehensive study incorporates as many characteristics as possible of 352 students in this agricultural region, an area much influenced by Mexican culture and by several other ethnic groups. The data came from student questionnaires, registration cards, and high school transcripts. With tables, discussion, and summary, the survey covers the main categories of (1) general information, (2) family characteristics, (3) economic status, (4) cultural background, and (5) education. The categories respectively include (1) birthplace, sex, age; length of residence in the valley and in which area; military, marital, and citizenship status; racial or ethnic origins; (2) parents' birthplace, citizenship, marital status, and education; place of residence, number and age of siblings; home language; parental social attitudes; (3) occupation and income of parents; hours of employment, expected earnings, and financial obligations of students; housing; contributions to family funds; transportation; sources of financial support; government assistance; (4) attendance at cultural events; travel outside the area; recreation; participation in community or school activities; church affiliation and attendance; (5) high school background (where attended, grades, reactions to); junior college (reasons for attending, selection, source of information, parental attitudes, expected satisfactions and problems); educational goals (general goals, objectives by ethnic group, majors). Eight recommendations are made. (HH)
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Identifiers - Location: California