ERIC Number: ED365902
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Developmental Characteristics of Nontraditional Aged Students.
Butler, Edward R.; Markley, Howard D.
This research examined Chickering's psychosocial developmental characteristics of nontraditional aged (25-45) university freshmen and compared these developmental characteristics with those reported for traditional aged (18-24) freshmen to determine if significant differences exist between these groups of students. The Student Developmental Task and Lifestyle Inventory (SDTLI), which has been validated as a reliable means of measuring Chickering's psychosocial developmental characteristics with traditional aged students, was used. Results suggest that nontraditional aged students appear to function at a higher level than traditional freshmen on most of the measures, at about the same level on two scales and below traditional aged students on one. Implications and recommendations for colleges and universities are suggested. A list of suggested readings is also included. Additional tables of data are available from the senior author. (Author)
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