ERIC Number: ED154889
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Characteristics of New Students. Research Report #1.
This report presents and analyzes data gathered as one part of a multi-phase, multi-method, comprehensive study of several aspects of the House Plan as it exists at Cypress College. All day (458) and evening (128) students, entering February 1976 and registered for six units or more, were surveyed. The survey instrument tested students' general knowledge of the House Plan, asking about House membership, counselors, House advisors and presidents, and elicited information about students' involvement in campus activities, asking the number of hours students worked per week, the hours spent in classes or labs per week, where they ate lunch over a six-week period, and extra-curricular activities. The differences between day and evening students by House for each of the information areas explored are discussed. Of day students, 325 identified their House advisors and 322 their House presidents incorrectly. Over 44% of day students worked from 0-5 hours per week, while nearly 15% worked from 16-20 hours compared to 44% of evening students working 36-40 hours and 25% working 0-5 hours weekly. Nearly 41% of day and over 67% of night students spent less than 2 hours on campus weekly aside from class or lab attendance, and 544 students from both groups reported participation in no extra-curricular activities. Data are presented primarily in 124 figures. (TR)
Descriptors: College Environment, College Freshmen, Community Colleges, Commuter Colleges, Commuting Students, Day Students, Evening Students, House Plan, Institutional Research, Questionnaires, Statistical Data, Student Attitudes, Student College Relationship, Student Employment, Surveys, Tables (Data), Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cypress Coll., CA.
Note: For related documents, see ED 026 985, 134 255, and JC 780 305-309. Figures may reproduce poorly