ERIC Number: ED351911
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
The American College Student, 1990. National Norms for 1986 and 1988 College Freshmen.
Wingard, Tamara L.; And Others
This 1990 report provides a statistical overview of followup surveys concerning college freshmen students entering two- and four-year colleges and universities in 1986 and 1988. The study's purpose was to compare student responses as freshmen and later in their college careers. Additionally presented is a description of the methods used in collecting and presenting the data. The report's first three sections report adjusted national norms from the 1990 followup of 1986 freshmen. Sections 4 through 6 provide weighted tabulations for men, women, and all 1988 freshmen who responded to the 1989 followup survey. Each section includes not only 1990 followup data, but also appropriate freshman data. Also reported are the weighted retention figures for 1986 freshman, provided for four-year institutions by type, selectivity, and student academic achievement levels. Appendices include the weighted methodology used in the statistical analysis, the student survey instrument, and a conversion chart for converting American College Testing scores to Scholastic Aptitude Test equivalents. (GLR)
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Comparative Analysis, Course Selection (Students), Data Collection, Higher Education, Institutional Environment, National Surveys, Statistical Data, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Development, Student Educational Objectives, Student Participation, Undergraduate Study
Higher Education Research Institute, Graduate School of Education, 320 Moore Hall, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024-1521 ($15).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Higher Education Research Inst.; American Council on Education, Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see HE 025 962-967.