ERIC Number: ED360935
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-May
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Learning and Grade Orientation of College Students: A Longitudinal Study. AIR 1993 Annual Forum Paper.
Rogers, Julia S.
This study used LOGO II, an instrument designed to assess students' learning and grade orientations, with a freshman class and again 4 to 5 years later when the same students (N=174) were seniors at the University of Montevallo (Alabama). To determine if there were differential effects for different majors, the data were disaggregated by major. Results of the study indicated no increase in learning orientation over the college years. For grade orientation there was no significant interaction between major studied and class level. Although LOGO II did not show an increase in learning orientation from freshman to senior year for this sample, it did identify differences in learning orientation for different majors, suggesting that students may self-select into majors that reflect their own attitudes toward learning. The grade orientation scale revealed an interaction between major area and changes in grade orientation, with students in some majors showing substantial increases in grade orientation and those in other majors showing decreases or staying the same. Contains 24 references. (GLR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attitude Change, College Outcomes Assessment, College Students, Grades (Scholastic), Higher Education, Institutional Research, Lifelong Learning, Longitudinal Studies, Postsecondary Education, Research, School Effectiveness, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Student Educational Objectives, Student Evaluation, Student Motivation
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Audience: Administrators; Researchers; Practitioners
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