ERIC Number: ED341345
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Effort and Gain: The UC Davis Undergraduate Experience.
Amos, Arthur K., Jr.
A study was done to examine the effort put into their undergraduate study by University of California Davis students and their estimates of what they think they have gotten out of their study. The study used data collected from a stratified random sample of 300 Black students, 300 Chicanos, and 886 other students all of whom received a survey in the mail. Of the 1486 surveys mailed, 725 usable surveys were returned for a response rate of 49 percent. The major findings were: (1) Davis students resemble other students at peer institutions in the effort they put into undergraduate careers and the amount of gain they report; (2) Davis students differ from national counterparts in 8 of 15 Quality of Effort scales where they report greater effort; (3) Davis students report slightly smaller gains than their national peers in three areas; (4) students report slightly greater gains than their national peers in five areas; (5) men and women report similar effort in most areas; (6) differences in ethnicity are significant for six areas of effort; (7) class level is significantly associated with effort in nine areas of effort and three areas of gain; and (8) the effort reported by students varies significantly by field of study in 12 areas. Included are 38 tables. (Author/JB)
Descriptors: Black Students, College Curriculum, College Instruction, College Students, Educational Quality, Ethnic Groups, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Outcomes of Education, State Universities, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Development, Student Motivation, Study Habits, Undergraduate Study, Whites
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Davis. Office of Student Affairs Research and Information.