ERIC Number: ED053205
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Reference Count: 0
College Environments and Student Academic Achievement.
Centra, John A.; Rock, Donald
In this study, selected aspects of the college environment were related to student academic achievement at 27 small liberal arts colleges. The colleges' social and academic environment were assessed through students' perceptions and included five scales describing the extent of faculty-student interaction, student activism, curriculum flexibility, academic challenge, and the colleges' cultural facilities. Results suggest that certain student-described college environmental features are related to academic achievement, although replication with another group of colleges would be desirable. (Author/AG)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Activism, College Environment, Cultural Opportunities, Curriculum Development, Humanities, Liberal Arts, Natural Sciences, Overachievement, Prediction, Predictor Variables, Questionnaires, Social Environment, Social Sciences, Student Attitudes, Student Teacher Relationship, Underachievement
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.