ERIC Number: ED083503
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Effect of Personality Characteristics of High, Middle, and Low Ability Students on College Persistence. Final Report.
Faunce, Patricia S.
The purpose of this investigation is twofold: (1) to study the effect of personality characteristics, identified at the beginning of the freshman year, on the college persistence of high, middle, and low ability men and women students; and (2) to describe women and men of varying ability in terms of certain academic variables. The study relates to the problem of college persistence and investigates two general hypotheses concerning the influence of the nonintellective variables of personality characteristics on the criterion status of graduate and nongraduate students from the University of Minnesota. The study takes into account evidence which indicates that: (1) nonintellective factors such as personality characteristics are important determinants of college success; (2) nonintellective correlates of college performance are specifically tied to ability levels; and (3) sex interacts with factors affecting academic performance. Results point to various significant differences which are hypothesized as interacting with the differential reward systems and expectations of institution and society for men and women. (Author/WSK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis.
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