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ERIC Number: ED080926
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Pages: 21
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Sex Differences on Factor Dimensions Related to Withdrawing from College.
Albino, Judith E.
Recognizing that voluntary withdrawal from college is inextricably associated with achievement needs, this study used achievement motivation theory to examine: (1) whether women function differently from men in achievement-oriented situations; (2) whether they differ in their reasons for leaving college; and (3) whether achievement level, as measured by grade-point average, is differentially related to the problems reported by each sex. The Problems Inventory section of the Exit Interview Questionnaire provided the primary source of data which was later factor analyzed. The current research reveals quite clearly that male and female students have experienced different types of problems prior to the decision to withdraw from college. Women seemed more concerned with personal adequacy, performance, or specific personal needs in their environment, while men more often reflected philosophical concerns related to education and career choice, or problems of a financial or physical nature. (Author/LAA)
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Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Meeting, 15-19 April 1973 in New Orleans, Louisiana