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ERIC Number: ED040715
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
Pages: 258
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A Comparison of Environmental Press and Selected Characteristics of Students at a Community College and Technical Institute. Final Report.
Kievit, Mary Bach
This survey compared the learning of occupational skills in a junior college and nearby technical institute to determine if differences in environmental press for different types of students might cause one setting to be more effective than the other. Freshmen entering business administration, electrical technology, nursing, and secretarial science curricula at the two schools were surveyed during their orientation week and 18 months later. Findings indicate that entering freshmen had: (1) similar demographic characteristics; (2) much the same expectations for environmental press; (3) highly similar personality profiles; and (4) similar levels of dogmatism. Demographic characteristics of freshmen who subsequently dropped out did not differ significantly from those who continued; however, institutional environmental press did differ, with support of intellectual pursuits and adult treatment of students being greater in the junior college. Based on the above, there was no clear indication that either type of institution was more effective for a specific type of student. In addition, while students had a choice between two different intellectual but similar non-intellectual climates, selective sorting based on personality-need profiles did not occur in terms of attraction to one institution or the other. (JO)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
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