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ERIC Number: ED363829
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Pages: 37
Abstractor: N/A
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Report of Selected Plans of Entering Students at Wichita State University.
Schuh, John H.
This study examined academic plans, plans for work, and plans to participate in student activities of students (N=1,017) entering Wichita State University in the fall of 1993. Nearly three-quarters of the participating students reported having selected a major. Over 80% of the students reported planning to work while attending the university and 80% indicated that they planned to participate in at least one student activity. Over three-quarters of the students reported that they planned to stay at Wichita State University for at least 2 years. A large percentage also reported planning to earn a bachelor's degree at the university. Other findings revealed that students who had chosen a major had more solidified plans for their association with the university than those who had not. Students with majors planned to stay at the university for a longer period of time and were more likely to plan on earning a degree at the university. The findings suggest that a number of students may be at risk, in the sense that they have not chosen a major, expect to enroll in a limited number of credit hours, and plan to work long hours. (The Wichita State University Entering Student Questionnaire is appended, as are 20 pages of data tables.) (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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