ERIC Number: ED304972
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Oct-1
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Personal Development and the College Student Experience: A Review of the Literature.
Kuh, George D.; And Others
The literature on personal development, student involvement and satisfaction is reviewed in the following categories: the warrant for personal development as a desirable college outcome; conceptual and theoretical foundations of personal development; empirical research on personal development during college; the undergraduate experience; satisfaction; involvement; observable/measurable indices of personal development; and implications for assessment teams. Eight principles are offered to guide the work of assessment teams. An extensive unannotated bibliography is provided, and an annotated bibliography of 43 items is provided. The following are appended as additional information that assessment teams may find useful in documenting personal development and the quality of student life: personal development outcomes taxonomy; generativity checklist; a model for a student development outcome assessment; possible outcomes assessment areas; advantages and disadvantages of different approaches to assessment; and data-gathering categories. (KM)
Descriptors: Behavior Theories, College Environment, College Students, Higher Education, Individual Development, Outcomes of Education, Psychological Needs, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Student Characteristics, Student College Relationship, Student Development, Student Needs, Student Participation
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Note: Prepared for the College Outcomes Evaluation Program, New Jersey Department of Higher Education.