ERIC Number: ED086038
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
A Comparative Study of Anxieties Among Current (1972) Glassboro State College Freshmen and Their Counterparts of 1964.
Dugan, Ruth R.; And Others
The purposes of this investigation were to: (1) Study the nature, frequency, intensity, and importance of expressed anxieties among 82 freshmen enrolled in 3 sections of a 1972 course entitled "Human Behavior." (2) Compare expressed anxieties of 70 freshmen enrolled in 3 sections of a 1964 course entitled "Human Behavior and Development" with the group described above. (3) Design and update a Freshman Anxiety Scale to be used to assess expressed anxieties among Glassboro State College students. The results of this study will be reflected in curriculum, counseling services, and campus policy, in that student anxieties and an awareness of change in students' concerns will be better understood. Conclusions are as follows: (1) Academic anxieties are prime sources of stress for both groups. (2) Financial anxieties have increased as well as anxieties about jobs, remaining in college, and whether the college experience will provide job opportunities. (3) The 1972 group exhibited great anxiety concerning sexual freedom. (4) The 1972 group were more socially and politically aware. (5) The discrepancy between moral values of home and campus and the necessity of peer group acceptance lead the 1972 students to an anxiety provoking situation. Tables of results are included. (Author/PG)
Descriptors: Anxiety, College Freshmen, Educational Experience, Educational Research, Higher Education, Student Experience, Student Problems
Glassboro State College Press, Glassboro, New Jersey ($1.25)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Glassboro State Coll., NJ.