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ERIC Number: ED047667
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 16
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Expectations for Learning Environments and Personality Factors of Students Compared to Drop-Outs from Two-Year Institutions.
Kievit, Mary Bach
This study examines college environments and behavioral manifestations of personality needs. Measures developed by G. C. Stern for 4-year colleges are applied to 2-year institutions specifically with students enrolled in programs to prepare them for employment. A survey was made of: (1) all freshmen, at a community college and a technical institute, who were enrolled in four specific occupational curricula; (2) those students who continued in the curricula into a fourth term; and (3) those students who subsequently dropped out. Results were based on demographic characteristics, scholastic aptitude, and expectations for environmental press. The findings suggest: (1) within a narrow range of variation between environmental press in the community college and the technical institute, public images of the two schools were not sufficiently different to attract students with different expectations for environmental press or divergent personality needs; and (2) the findings on variations between personality needs of students who continue and those who drop out suggest a differential selective retention power based on variations within a narrow range of intellectual interests and motivation. (CA)
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Note: Paper presented at the 1971 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, February 4-7, 1971, New York, New York