ERIC Number: ED405527
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Generational Differences in Academic and Social Attitudes of Entering Freshmen, 1974-1994. Research Report No. 4-95.
Noldon, Denise F.; Sedlacek, William E.
Two samples of entering college freshmen (at the University of Maryland, College Park) comprising two different generational cohorts (1976 cohort, n=1491; 1994 cohort, n=2516) were compared to determine the similarities and differences to attitudinal and behavioral items on a survey administered at a summer orientation program. The data were analyzed by gender and cohort year using chi-square and MANOVA. Results indicated gender differences in most items for both cohorts. Likert-type items were analyzed by gender and cohort and a significant cohort effect and gender effect were found, indicating a need to consider how current programs and services are prepared to meet the needs of current entering students and that gender differences be taken into consideration. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Counseling Center.