ERIC Number: ED141708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Counselors' Influence on Students' Study Skills by Assigning Counseling to Faculty Members and Their Students.
Farmer, John E.
This research examines students' study habits and study attitudes as influenced by cooperative counselor-faculty efforts. A random sample of sixteen faculty members and four counselors were selected. Each counselor was assigned to four instructors. A pre- and post-test of the Brown and Holtzman Survey of Study Habits and Attitudes was administered to 536 students. Four groups were studied: a control group, students contacted through the mail by the counselor, students contacted by their instructor and then referred to an assigned counselor, and students contacted by both instructor and counselor. Analysis of the Study Habits and Study Attitudes for each of the four groups' pre- and post-test was based on a One-Way Fixed Effects Analysis of Variance. In regard to study habits, the null hypothesis was rejected only by Group D with indications that Group C could also reject the null hypothesis with additional analysis. Data for study attitudes for each group indicated the null hypothesis was rejected by all four groups. In general, study habits can be changed via a counseling program. Integrating instruction with counseling techniques can facilitate this change. Additional analysis should be conducted for the study attitudes area. (Author/JLL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Ed. D. thesis, Nova University; Some Appendix pages may reproduce poorly