ERIC Number: ED050418
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Effects of Pre-PREVIEW Information Mailings on Academic Choices and Performance. Student Development Reports. Volume III, Number 4, 1970-71.
Weigel, Richard G.; Smith, Thomas T.
Prior to their attendance at a summer orientation program, 339 students were mailed their own student profile, materials for its interpretation, and information on factors important in academic choices. A control group of 321 students received no mailed materials. Both groups subsequently participated in a standard orientation program, in which the same topics were discussed. Results indicate that students who received the mailed materials more frequently reported that they might change their major than did the controls; however, no actual differences between groups were noted in the number of major changes, the time major changes occurred, or fall term GPA. It is concluded that materials mailed to students to heighten the effects of orientation programs may be of questionable value if the same content is adequately covered at the orientation program itself. (Author/TL)
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Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins.
Note: Paper presented at the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Convention in Denver, Colorado, May 12-15, 1971