ERIC Number: ED074431
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
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An Adlerian Approach to Measuring Change in College Freshmen.
Greever, Kathryn B.; And Others
The study examines changes in social interest scores of freshmen in a community college over a period of one semester. The authors hypothesized that students who attended the community college for the full semester, with all of the services offered to them, should show an increase in social interest as they became more aware of their ability to contribute and found increased self-significance within the college environment. It was also hypothesized that there would be a difference in social interest by sex. Results of the study of 228 freshmen showed that although females had higher social interest scores than males, males gained in social interest over the one semester period. These results were attributed to the college environment, initially low Social Interest Interest scores, and perhaps to the college curriculum and specialized student services. While there was no relationship between social interest and socioeconomic status, there were variable relationships between social interest and academic achievement, class rank, and age. (Author/SES)
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Authoring Institution: West Virginia Univ., Morgantown. Regional Rehabilitation Research and Training Center.
Note: Paper presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, February 9-12, 1973, San Diago