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ERIC Number: ED110842
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr-18
Pages: 16
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Effectiveness of an Orientation and Counseling Program for Adult Evening Students at Drake University.
McCannon, Roger S.
Literature on counseling adult college students is extremely limited; few if any training programs are currently operating with the purpose of preparing counseling specialists in adult education. Moreover, college/university orientation programs for new entering adult part-time evening students are virtually nonexistent. Recognizing the need for supportive services, Drake University initiated an orientation and counseling program for new entering adult evening students during fall and spring semesters of 1972-73. Individuals were randomly assigned to a treatment group (28 students) and a control group (27 students) and pretested and post-tested. The orientation program, consisting of seven weekly 1 1/2 hour meetings, was geared to increased self-understanding, major developmental tasks of college students, the development of self-appraisal and self-direction, and better emotional development. A unique feature of the program was the development of a simulation game, BALANCE, to help students in their adjustment to the college experience. Statistical analysis revealed that students participating in the orientation and counseling program had a significantly higher grade point average at the end of the semester. (EA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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