ERIC Number: ED156927
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Higher Education as Student Development: A Conceptual Model.
Richardson, Robert L.
A sample of 462 student affairs professionals responded to a survey questionnaire designed to conceptualize a model institution of higher education committed to facilitating the development of the whole student. The respondents represented 74% of a randomly selected population sample drawn from the membership lists of ACPA, NASPA, and NAWDAC. The members of the sample responded to options within six institutional categories hypothesized by Chickering to effect the development of students: (1) clarity and consistency of objectives; (2) institutional size; (3) curriculum, teaching, and evaluation; (4) residence hall arrangements; (5) faculty and administration; and (6) friends, groups, and student culture. The selections were made from the perspective of which options would best facilitate the development of the whole person. Personal and demographic data about the respondents were coded and analyzed. A one-sample chi-square was computed on each item to determine if there was statistical significance in choice of response options. A two-sample chi-square was computed on each item within the six categories and compared with each question providing personal and demographic data. The purpose was to determine if the personal and demographic data significantly influenced the selection of response options. Results are reported in the form of a model. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Conference of the Southern College Personnel Association (Birmingham, Alabama, November 2-4, 1977); Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility