ERIC Number: ED101238
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Types, Traits, and Transitions: The Lives of Four-Year College Students.
Because the impact of college on students is not uniform, this work uses a typological approach to come to grips more adequately with the question of what happens to students who attend four-year colleges. Change, development, and senior "outcomes" are examined for each of 13 groups. The groupings were devised based on a statistical analysis of the students' responses to a vast array of questions about their attitudes, beliefs, commitments, and behaviors. The statistical data was supplemented by yearly personal interviews with a subsample who were studied more intensively. As a result of findings, the author stresses the need for colleges to revamp their power structures in an effort to humanize their institutions and provide students with decision making power. (Author/PC)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Classification, College Students, Higher Education, Individual Development, Institutional Environment, Research Projects, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics
Publications Department, Center for Research and Development in Higher Education, University of California, 2150 Shattuck Avenue, 5th floor, Berkeley, California 99704
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Cooperative Research Program.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Center for Research and Development in Higher Education.