ERIC Number: ED125506
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Characteristics of Entering Resident Freshmen. Results of the College Student Questionnaire, Part I.
Reichard, Donald J.; McArver, Patricia P.
Information collected on the 1,312 freshmen who entered the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in the fall of 1975 indicates that the average freshman is 18 years of age and that 78 percent are female, 96 percent are single, and 74 percent reside in dormitories. Other items of information include their academic potential and financial need, but little about their interests, attitudes, and expectations. As a result, student volunteers took the College Student Questionnaire (CSQ) and the Omnibus Personality Inventory (OPI) to provide additional data. The 209 questions on the CSQ deal with seven scales: Family Independence, Peer Independence, Liberalism, Social Conscience, Cultural Sophistication, Motivation for Grades, and Family Social Status. The CSQ data are summarized and scale scores for selected groups of students are given. They give insights into reasons for selecting UNC-G, types of students selecting UNC-G, and expectations from college for the future. (LBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Greensboro. Office of Institutional Research.