ERIC Number: ED074971
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
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The Interaction of Individuals in the College Setting with Their Environments.
Liljestrand, Kenneth; Sells, S. B.
A factor analytic study was conducted in order to find empirical linkages among current and past life situation variables and measures of personality, interest, performance, and achievement in a college environment. Twenty-seven final clusters derived from extensive questionnaire information, school records, and personality and interest inventories administered to 401 undergraduate students were employed in the final matrix. Three factors were tentatively identified as (1) coed, describing undergraduate women living in dormitories who conform highly to campus behavior norms; (2) college man, describing pleasure, social, and sports-oriented, campus-living undergraduate men; and (3) married student, describing married male students who live off campus and work while attending college. The methodology employed illustrates a possible approach to the encoding of environmental variables in the study of behavior. (Author)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Behavior, Student Characteristics, Student College Relationship, Student School Relationship
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Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC. Group Psychology Branch.
Authoring Institution: Texas Christian Univ., Fort Worth. Inst. of Behavioral Research.