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ERIC Number: ED104490
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
Pages: 25
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An Analysis of Selected Characteristics of Napa College Veteran and Non-Veteran Male Students.
Hagen, George; And Others
In April 1973, it was proposed that Napa College implement a special remedial program designed to serve the needs of soon-to-be-discharged military personnel and veterans. This study was conducted to determine the need for such a program. The overriding hypothesis was that there was no significant difference between male veterans and non-veterans during their first quarter at Napa College with regard to grade point average (GPA), attrition rate (the rate at which units were dropped during the progress of one quarter), and persistence rate (the rate at which students returned to the college for the following quarter). Random samples of 30 veterans and 30 non-veterans were drawn from the total male population of the college. Only males between the ages of 20 and 25 who had enrolled in Napa College for the first time in Fall 1972 were sampled. Graphic presentation of the data includes histograms of the Fall 1972 GPA's of the two samples, and circle graphs displaying differences in attrition and persistence rates. Results indicate that there were no significant difference between the two groups with regard to the three characteristics studied. Because Napa is a small rural community, results should be applied to veteran populations at other institutions only with great care. (Author/DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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