ERIC Number: ED063916
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Freshmen Study Habits and Attitudes.
Barrilleaux, Stephen P.
In an effort to predict the academic performance of their students, the counseling staff at Montgomery College (Maryland) administered the Brown and Holtzman Survey of Study Habits and Attitudes (SSHA) to 210 freshmen students. The findings of the SSHA indicate that the majority of entering freshmen at Montgomery College do not know efficient study methods, may not have sufficient motivation for studying and may not have attitudes found to be important in the classroom. Multiple regression analysis showed a significant relationship between high school rank and GPA, but suggests that the SSHA is not an effective predictor of GPA or persistence for students at Montgomery College. Four recommendations were presented to improve student academic performance: (1) counselors should encourage students to enroll in study skills classes, (2) students not enrolled in these classes should take advantage of the services provided by the counseling staff, (3) students should be informed of books and materials available in the Student Services Building that could improve their study skills, (4) more of these books should be provided to the students and kept in a "Study Skills Library" in the Student Services Building. (RG)
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Authoring Institution: Montgomery Coll., Rockville, MD.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland