ERIC Number: ED090844
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The American Undergraduate Off-Campus and Overseas: A Study of the Educational Validity of Such Programs. Phase I. Interim Report.
Hull, W. Frank, IV; And Others
This project identified the specific goals sought by a group of off-campus study program directors having much experience who developed an appropriate instrument to assess whether or not the student participants perceived these goals as having been actualized within themselves. The research instrument developed for the assessment was the Individual Opinion Inventory (IOI). Results emerging from this phase of the project indicated: (1) that students of different academic majors responded differently to the instrument, with students in the humanities scoring category items significantly more favorably than students in the sciences; (2) associations of statistical significance were found between the 13 experimental categories of the instrument and (a) the student's present interest in the area of off-campus study, (b) the student's present amount of reading about that area, and (c) the student's present amount of correspondence with individuals living in the off-campus study location. (MJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Institute of International Studies (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Toledo Univ., OH. Center for the Study of Higher Education.