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ERIC Number: ED411731
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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First-Year Student Expectations: Pre- and Post-Orientation.
Krallman, Denise; Holcomb, Todd
This study sought to identify the academic, personal, and social expectations of incoming college freshmen and examine the effects of orientation programming on modifying unrealistic expectations held by some students. A total of 201 paid-deposit incoming freshmen at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, completed a 30-item survey questionnaire mailed to them in May, while 108 different freshmen at Miami completed the same survey after the freshman orientation program. The study found that many pre-orientation respondents had unrealistic academic, personal, and social expectations concerning their future college experience. This was especially true in such areas as expected grades, course difficulty, course content, need for outside help, self-discipline, and relationships with fellow students. Students surveyed after the orientation program tended to have more realistic expectations in many, but not all, areas. A copy of the questionnaire items and three-way analysis of variance results (ANOVA) are appended. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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