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ERIC Number: ED140878
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 20
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Self Concept Development for High Risk Students in the Community College.
Bourn, Ken
Thirty-four high-risk students at Essex Community College (Maryland) were evaluated on self-concept growth as shown through pre- and post-tests on the Tennessee Self Concept Scale (TSCS), self-concept as shown through an open-ended questionnaire, and improvement in college grade point average (GPA), after working in a self goal-setting learning support program for basic skills development. The program--a non-credit, individualized, programmed, laboratory experience--utilized self-defined resolution of skill deficiencies as perceived by each student, through an individual learning contract. At the conclusion of the program 25 students showed positive growth in self-concept as measured by the TSCS and all of the students indicated positive attitudes through the subjective questionnaire. Overall, the GPA's of students improved, with the majority of returning students improving their GPA from the previous semester and the majority of new students earning an overall "C" grade; of the three students whose GPA's showed a decline, two had increased their course load over that of the previous semester. It was concluded that an effective basic skills program can result in measurable positive growth in self-concepts of high-risk community college students, and that the self goal-setting learning environment can set the stage for student success. (Author/JDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Tennessee Self Concept Scale