ERIC Number: ED110535
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb-26
Reference Count: N/A
Self-Discipline--A Commonly Ignored Factor in the Education of Minority Group College Students.
Taha, Consuelo Byrd
This study is considered to represent an attempt to examine conditions which inhibit the education of many minority group college students, by pursuing three specific objectives. They are: (1) to identify common indicators of the lack of self-discipline among minority group college students and analyze them in terms of their nature and magnitude; (2) to provide an analysis of the self-discipline problems found in terms of their probable cause and effects on the students' adjustment to their total college experience, primarily from the perspective of minority group students themselves; and, (3) to recommend specific and practical suggestions that college might implement to help students who are handicapped by a lack of self-discipline to overcome it. The research was primarily conducted on the campuses of four colleges in New York State, two being located in New York City, and two in Western New York. Two groups of college personnel were direct contributors to the research. The first group included the minority undergraduate students whose comments, opinions, and interactions compose the greater part of this report. The second group included a small and select group of minority faculty and students who assisted on occasion in developing interviewing and recording instruments, and in planning and organizing other aspects of the study. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Buffalo. Office of Urban Affairs.
Identifiers - Location: New York