ERIC Number: ED077334
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Opinions and Expectations. 1972 Freshmen Class.
Ameele, Martha; Jones, Griffith
Approximately 1,250 entering freshmen at the State University of New York, Buffalo completed a self-report form called the Inventory of Opinions and Expectations. It was found that 88% of the sample were public high school graduates, that they felt their high school courses had been interesting, that their parents strongly encouraged them to attend college, and while in high school, they worked largely on written exercises on which they spent 5 to 10 hours a week. Outcomes of a college education believed important by the students were: (1) background and specialization for futher education in some professional, scientific, or other scholarly field; (2) personal development; and (3) vocational preparation. While in college, the students expected to have difficulty with areas such as finances, choice of vocation, choice of major, and trying to find a personal identity. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Buffalo. Univ. Research Office.
Note: Survey Study