ERIC Number: ED042222
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Effects of Living Environment on Achievement and Study Habits.
Taylor, Ronald G.
This study examined the effects of residence hall homogeneous housing and tutoring on college freshmen. The following areas were investigated: (1) achievement patterns; (2) attrition; (3) achievement of average or high ability students; (4) achievement of students from various socio-economic backgrounds; and (5) study habits. The results show that cumulative achievement is significantly higher for residence hall students compared to randomly assigned nonresidence hall students. The potential of tutors is emphasized only when dealing with average ability students. The percentage of withdrawing or transferring freshmen did not differ significantly between the experimental and the control group. Study habit changes suggest that freshmen feel less confident in personal life and more conscious of academic difficulties. In general the results indicate that homogeneous housing and tutoring is one way to positively influence achievement and that the freshmen year affects a student's attitude about his academic skills and study habits, but this does not seem related to living environment. (MC/Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Coll. Personnel Association, Washington, DC.; Minnesota Univ., St. Paul. Student Counseling Bureau.
Note: Paper presented at the American College Personnel Association Convention in St. Louis, Missouri, March 16-18, 1970