ERIC Number: ED045032
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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Group Cohesiveness and Academic Achievement as Related to Residence Hall Students Assigned According to Holland's Theory of Vocational Choice.
The purpose of this study was to determine the cohesiveness and attitudes of students who had been assigned to their living units according to Holland's Theory and to determine the influence on academic achievement. According to Holland a person's behavior can be explained by the interaction of his personality pattern with his environment. The Holland "environment" includes six categories: realistic, intellectual, social, conventional, enterprising, and artistic. An attempt was made to answer the following questions: (1) are students assigned to a living unit according to Holland's theory more cohesive than students in a mixed house? (2) how do the attitudes of these two groups of students about their living unit compare? and (3) how does their academic achievement compare. The study included 3 "realistic", 1 "intellectual", 1 "enterprising" and 1 control group. There were significant differences in cohesiveness, but there was more variability among the Holland groups when these groups were compared to the control group. There were no significant differences in attitudes toward the living unit or academic achievement. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Coll. of Education.