ERIC Number: ED111269
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun-20
Reference Count: N/A
Values and Concerns: Fall 1974 Freshman of The University of San Francisco.
Counelis, James Steve
The importance of knowing more about the nature of American college and university students became highlighted in the 1960's. To this end, the University of San Francisco developed a two-page questionnaire focusing on the needs of a religiously affiliated university with concerns for the quality of life on campus. The questionnaire centered on the following topics: (1) finances; (2) personal earnings; (3) religious views; (4) personal values; and (5) personal concerns about college life. The demographic characteristics of school/college enrollment, current religious preference, sex, legal status, federal government, ethnic categories, residence, and parental income were included. Of all questions on the survey document, only the parental income question was generally not answered. Hence, no significant data in this area was collected. In its present form this study presents one thing only. It provides a description of the fall 1974 freshman at the University of San Francisco in term of certain demographic characteristics, attitudes, values, and concerns. There are no theoretical or generalized notions to tie these various elements together. In particular, the ethnic groups' data are not organized according to any theory of human relations. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Francisco Univ., CA. Office of Institutional Studies.