ERIC Number: ED039574
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-16
Reference Count: 0
An Exploratory Study of Factors Differentiating Freshmen Educational Growth.
Lenning, Oscar T.
The present study was an exploratory investigation of factors that differentiate students who exhibit "negative educational growth" from a group of equally able students who exhibit marked "positive educational growth." Educational growth was operationally defined as estimated true test-retest change on American College Tests (ACT) composite score, and will be referred to as "estimated true growth." Of the 646 students in the sample, 193 exhibited negative estimated true educational growth, and an equal number exhibited positive estimated growth. Results showed that the negative growth group was differentiated from the positive growth group by habits, attitudes, self-concept, hostility, conformity, religious background and orientation, family relations, social relations, goals, high school achievement and certain personality characteristics. There were noteworthy differences between the two sexes on differentiating factors. (SJ)
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Authoring Institution: American Coll. Personnel Association, Washington, DC.; American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.
Note: Paper presented at the American College Personnel Association Convention, St. Louis, Missouri, March 16-18, 1970