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ERIC Number: ED239542
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Pages: 220
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The American Freshman National Norms for Fall 1983.
Astin, Alexander W.; And Others
National normative data for fall 1983 on the characteristics of students entering college as first-time, full-time freshmen are presented as part of the Cooperative Institutional Research Program longitudinal study of American higher education. The 1983 norms are based on a statistically adjusted sample of over 254,000 new freshmen entering 489 two- and four-year colleges and universities. Data obtained from administration of the Student Information Form are reported separately for women and men, and for 37 groupings of institutions. Findings include the following: students' high school grades showed a decline; the high schools are substantially more integrated than are residential neighborhoods; a majority of students supported busing as a means of achieving school integration; students are increasingly reluctant to become actively involved in political and social issues; more students are taking computer-assisted courses; student interest in pursuing business careers increased slightly; and the most affluent students enrolled in selective private universities. Information is included on student political and social attitudes. Appendices include: information on the research methodology, a questionnaire, region categories, a list of participating institutions, and narrative and statistical study findings. (SW)
University of California, Cooperative Institutional Research Program, Graduate School of Education, Los Angeles, CA 90024 ($8.25).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Higher Education Research Inst., Inc., Los Angeles, CA.; American Council on Education, Washington, DC.