ERIC Number: ED041577
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
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Psychological Characteristics of the Academically Underprepared Student.
Losak, John; And Others
Data on the cognitive and emotional functioning of selected students were gathered to develop a research description of them from which the potential academic and vocational levels of attainment of similar students could be estimated. The experimental group was made up of 57 males and females of various racial backgrounds, who scored at or below the twenty-first percentile on the verbal section of the School and College Ability Test (SCAT) Form 1A. To provide psychological data, each student completed the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS), Bender Visual Motor Gestalt Test, and the House-Tree-Person Projective Test. Among the findings suggested by the data are: (1) 93 per cent of the population obtained a full scale WAIS IQ of average of above; (2) a high percentage of the population needs some form of counseling or psychotherapy to help them cope with psychological conflicts, thus increasing chances of realizing their maximum potential; and (3) at least 26 per cent of those currently enrolled were judged not to have the intellectual and emotional integration to profit much from this experience unless necessary modifications in the present curriculum structure are provided to meet their needs. As a result of these findings, the authors suggest the development of new approaches for gathering and sorting data on which to group students and the introduction of educational experiences that emphasize attention to personal problems. (JO)
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Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Junior Coll., FL.
Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Bender Visual Motor Gestalt Test; Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale