ERIC Number: ED121151
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Amherst College Student Survey--May 1975. "Cycles." A Comparison with Hampshire College and the University of Massachusetts.
Grose, Robert F.
The Cycles questionnaire developed by Kegan at Hampshire College was given in May 1975 to a random sample of 200 Amherst College students. The 61 percent responding expressed the degree of their general satisfaction with the college, including their intellectual life, social life, academic advising, and peer groups. Although most Amherst College students felt good about themselves, a few expressed feelings of Isolation and discomfort. Comparisons with a similar inventory given in April 1975 at Hampshire College and at the University of Massachusetts indicated that isolation is greater at Hampshire than at the other colleges and that Hampshire students spend more time on noncourse academic and intellectual activity. Amherst College students reported greater commitment to working groups, higher trust, and greater satisfaction with security. The College of Arts and Sciences students at the University of Massasschusetts reported lower satisfaction with advising, academic progress, and the college experience. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Amherst Coll., MA.