ERIC Number: ED071572
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
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A Biography of A Class Study. 1971 Senior Survey. Part I: College Experiences and Activities.
For this study a random sample of 200 seniors at the State University of New York at Buffalo were sent a questionnaire concerning their college experiences and activities. Respondents were classified into 2 groups, continuers (those who completed a 4-year or 5-year program in 4 or 5 years respectively) and seniors (those who had either matriculated at SUNY/B prior to 1967 or transferred to SUNY/B). Where feasible, statistical tests were performed to compare the responses of continuers with those of seniors and the responses of women with those of men. The sample reported that personal, interpersonal, and intellectual outcomes of college were valuable to them. Noticeably less value was accorded to vocational development than to the other outcomes. College experiences that made the biggest contributions to outcomes that were of value were: courses and other academic activities; meeting people; informal impromptu discussions; and personal reading. The problem areas that caused the greatest amount of concern to these students while in college were choice of vocation and personal meaning and identity. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Buffalo. Univ. Research Office.