ERIC Number: ED175310
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Performance and Attitudes of University Transfer Students as a Function of Demographic and Institutional Variables.
Holahan, Carole K.; Kelley, H. Paul
As part of a longitudinal study of undergraduate transfer students at the University of Texas at Austin, students were surveyed in December 1973 and April 1975 for data on: demography, selected characteristics of the student's high school and previous college, and experience at U.T. Austin. Presented here are analyses of attitudinal data obtained from these surveys and of achievement data obtained from university records. Of the four major variables included in the study (GPA at last college, expected GPA at U.T. Austin as reported near the end of the first semester, directness of entry, and classification) GPA at the last college and expected GPA were most closely correlated with student attitudes, and may be predictors of later academic success. Type of previous college was more closely correlated with success than size of previous college. The findings point to a need for careful counseling and advising of some transfer student groups. The Transfer Student Questionnaire is appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Students, Community Colleges, Educational Counseling, Failure, Grade Point Average, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Longitudinal Studies, Predictor Variables, Questionnaires, Research Projects, School Surveys, State Universities, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Success, Surveys, Transfer Policy, Transfer Students, Two Year Colleges
Measurement and Evaluation Center, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Measurement and Evaluation Center.