ERIC Number: ED228906
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The American Freshman: National Norms for Fall 1982.
Astin, Alexander W.; And Others
Fall 1982 data on first-time, full-time freshmen are presented as part of the Cooperative Institutional Research Program. The normative data are presented separately for women and men, and for 38 groupings of institutions. The major stratifying factors are institutional race (predominantly black versus predominantly white), type (two-year college, four-year college, university), control (public, private-nonsectarian, Roman Catholic, and Protestant); and the institutional selectivity level (an estimate of the average academic ability of the entering class). Usable responses to the 1982 Student Information Form (SIF) were obtained from 188,692 freshmen entering 350 institutions. Information is presented on a wide range of biographic and demographic data, data on the student's high school background, career plans, educational aspirations, financial arrangements, high school activities, and current attitudes. Information is also given on the procedures used to weight the responses to represent all U.S. freshmen and the precision of the data. Appended materials include a SIF, a list of participating institutions, the coding scheme for mother's and father's occupations and region categories, 1966-1982 trends, and a sample report furnished to a participating institution. (SW)
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Educational Background, Family Characteristics, Females, Higher Education, Males, National Norms, National Surveys, Occupational Aspiration, Research Methodology, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics
Cooperative Institutional Research Program, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024 ($7.50).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Graduate School of Education; American Council on Education, Washington, DC.