ERIC Number: ED159246
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
The Minority College Student Experience: A Case for the Use of Self-Control Systems. OME Monograph Number One.
Through a review of the current literature, the problems of minority college students and a self-help alternative to traditional counseling of such students are examined in this document. The discussion includes an analysis of cognitive and noncognitive factors that influence academic performance, adjustment, and continuation into graduate education. The literature indicates that minority students have more problems in terms of the skills and characteristics needed for academic survival and achievement than other students. In a discussion of the relationship between minority student characteristics, their psychological and academic problems, and their academic behavior, it is suggested that self control methodology could be more effective in modifying academic behavior than traditional counseling techniques and that the "biblioguidance" of self management systems is as effective as counselor presented formats. It is stated that although research on self control and self help techniques is relatively new and its effectiveness with minority students is unproven, evidence indicates that its use could prevent counseling problems formerly encountered. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ. Office for Minority Education.