ERIC Number: ED068047
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Changes in Goals, Plans, and Background Characteristics of College-Bound High School Students.
Carmody, J. F.; And Others
This study provides information on the stability or change in personal and background characteristics of entering college students. Findings are consolidated and compared with 3 previously unpublished papers: a 2-year follow-up of high school seniors who continued their educations, a similar 4-year follow-up, and a comparison of responses of two independent samples of high school seniors who took the ACT assessment in 1966 and 1969. Variables analyzed in the present study dealt with students' academic and vocational goals, educational aspirations and expectations, need for financial aid, out-of-class achievements, employment patterns while in college, use of automobiles on campus, and participation in college-related activities. Considerable differences in stability among characteristics were found; however, the changes seem to be orderly and according to logical expectations. The utility of the findings regarding changes and stability in these characteristics for those who work with college populations are discussed, and possible applications are suggested. (Author)
Descriptors: College Freshmen, College Students, Higher Education, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics
Publication and Information Services Division, The American College Testing Program, P.O. Box 168, Iowa City, Iowa 52240 ($1.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA. Research and Development Div.