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ERIC Number: ED150936
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The American Freshman: National Norms for Fall 1977.
Astin, Alexander W.; And Others
This is the twelfth annual report of national normative data on characteristics of students entering college as first-time full-time freshmen. The freshman survey data reported here have been weighted for the purposes of policy analysis, manpower planning, administration, educational research, and guidance and counseling. The survey instrument is designed to elicit a wide range of biographic and demographic data as well as data on the student's high school background, career plans, educational aspirations, financial arrangement, high school activities, and current attitudes. All data are presented in tabular form, with an explanation of methodology. A brief list of references is included. (MSE)
Descriptors: Aspiration, Bibliographies, Career Planning, College Freshmen, College Students, Demography, Educational Background, Family Characteristics, Financial Support, Higher Education, National Norms, National Surveys, Statistical Data, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Tables (Data)
Cooperative Institutional Research Program, Graduate School of Education, University of California, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90024 ($6.00 prepaid)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Lab. for Research on Higher Education.
Note: Part of the continuing study of the cooperative Institutional Research Program; Best copy available