ERIC Number: ED035937
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Effects of College Student Interaction Upon Learning and Adjustment. Final Report.
Alsobrook, James M.
This study is concerned with three major problem areas which confront college students, especially new freshmen. These problem areas are social adjustment, study problems, and values or standards of conduct. Samples consisted of 296 freshmen living in double rooms, and 60 students selected at a later date. While the original concern was about mental health as related to the three problem areas, the resulting concern was about the ability of students to accomplish their educational objectives. Conclusions drawn from various aspects of the study include: (1) students who are considerate of others, warm, and have positive expectations of others can insulate other students from becoming dropouts; (2) the "responsibility" variable which includes dependability, self-control, and industriousness, has a strong relationship with academic achievement; (3) appropriate study atmosphere is one of the most frequently expressed concerns of students; and (4) many students feel alienated from the administration. (KJ)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens.