ERIC Number: ED052688
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Sep-8
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An Analysis of a Pilot Study Relating to Academic Relevancy at St. Cloud State College, St. Cloud, Minnesota. Preliminary Report.
The purpose of the study was to develop: (1) a general theory and hierarchy of values in order to appraise academic relevancy of undergraduate students at St. Cloud State College; and (2) an academic relevancy inventory. This report presents in summary form information on: (1) the stated hypothesis; (2) the sample used; (3) the research procedures employed; (4) the analyses made; and (5) the findings. An interpretation of the findings is also made, and these include: (1) that academic relevancy is fundamentally a problem of identity and of the young adult becoming a mature, responsible citizen; and (2) that in terms of student characteristics: (a) the male student regards understanding and the application of knowledge as most relevant; (b) both male and female students experience an enormous pressure to succeed and academic relevancy appears to be related to forces converging on them; and (c) for female students a dominant theme of relevancy is the great need for immediate success. The research instruments and tests are included in the appendix. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Saint Cloud State Coll., Minn.