ERIC Number: ED226691
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
A Profile of the Jewish Freshman: 1980.
Drew, David E.; And Others
The backgrounds, aspirations, attitudes, and activities of Jewish college freshmen who entered college in the fall of 1980 were compared with those of non-Jewish freshmen, as a replication of a 1969 study. Based on the Cooperative Institutional Research Program, extensive data (80 pages) are presented of national norms for freshmen by religious background and type of institution. Three sets of norm tables provide data for men, women, and all freshmen combined. Each table includes Jewish students and those of other religions in all institutions, two-year colleges, and four-year colleges and universities. Results are presented in percentages of respondents to each item, weighted to approximate the national percentage for each item. Data are also presented for public four-year colleges, private nonsectarian four-year colleges, public universities, and private universities. Additional normative profiles are reported for the East, Midwest, South, and West. The number of actual participants, institutional sample sizes, and percentages of students from each religion are also indicated. The 1980 Student Information Form is appended, along with a coding scheme for parent occupational categories and a list of states included in each region category. (SW)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Jewish Committee, Newark, NJ. Regional Office.
Authoring Institution: Higher Education Research Inst., Inc., Los Angeles, CA.