ERIC Number: ED071573
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Biography of a Class Study. 1970 Senior Survey.
In this 1970 study, 160 graduating seniors at the State University of New York at Buffalo were administered the Senior Survey, a questionnaire designed to elicit seniors' perceptions of their university experiences and their plans and expectations for the future, as well as some demographic information. Major findings of the survey indicate: (1) students decided to attend college primarily for intellectual growth and career preparation; (2) outcomes of their college experiences that were of a personal nature and of an intellectual nature had become about equally valuable to them while in college; (3) the biggest problem area for these students while they were in college was in defining their personal meaning and identity; (4) participation in campus activities and organizations over 4 years was not great; (5) more than half of the students attended summer school at least once; (6) the percentage who were employed during the school year increased each year, as did the number of hours worked per week; (7) most students were employed during the summers; and (8) the biggest sources of financial aid for these students were parents, scholarships, and their own earnings. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Buffalo. Univ. Research Office.