ERIC Number: ED277928
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr-11
Reference Count: 0
Intellectual Competence as Reflected by Academic Skill Assessment: A Preliminary Study.
Piper, Terry D.; Stroud, Frances C.
A study of college students was conducted to identify academic skill areas in which students were deficient. Dormitory residents were surveyed by questionnaire in the fall post-midterm (N=300), fall pre-final (N=210), winter (N=261), and spring (N=128). The questionnaire measured factors of distractability, concentration, self-concept, difficulty identifying important material, and feeling of time pressure. Results showed students had some difficulties on all academic factors. No consistent pattern of students' improving their academic skills over time was shown, either from term to term or from freshman through senior years. A complex interaction between the developmental level of students and the residence hall environment was suggested by significant interaction effects between the hall variable and other variables. This supports a need for hall staff to design interventions which promote skill development of students and provide an environment which supports academic growth. Further research needs to examine the nature of the interaction between the student and the environment. (The questionnaire and survey data tables are included). (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American College Personnel Association (New Orleans, LA, April 9-12, 1986). Six graphs may not reproduce clearly.