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ERIC Number: ED126961
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
The College Environment: Contrasts Between CYCC Freshmen and Transfers and a Nationwide Freshman Sample, Fall, 1975.
Kirby, E. B.
In order to analyze the environment of Central YMCA Community College (CYCC), information was requested on the Student Information Form, 1975, which dealt with three large areas: social issues, personal behavior, and future behavior in the noncollege world. This report compares the responses of three student samples--CYCC first-time entering freshmen, CYCC transfers-in, and a national sample. In the area of social issues, the national sample expressed the broadest and most altruistic views, the transfer-in sample expressed somewhat less broad and altruistic views, and the CYCC freshman sample bore only a limited resemblance to the other samples--they were disinterested in issues which did not immediately effect them. In the area of personal behavior, none of the groups displayed much vitality or nonconformity--the national sample was anxious about college and how to behave there, the transfers-in seemed repressed, and the CYCC freshmen were shown to be a narrow, goal-directed uninvolved group. In the area of future behavior, all groups displayed limited altruism, relatively strong materialism, and some faith in the future of humanity--none of the groups expected to achieve in a performing art, write original works, create artistic works, influence political structure, or make theoretical contributions to science. The data are tabulated, and the survey instrument is appended. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Authoring Institution: N/A