ERIC Number: ED413020
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Student Attitudes toward Liberal Arts Degree Program as a Function of Academic Outcomes.
A study was conducted to examine the relationship between students' attitudes toward their liberal arts Associate Degree (AD) programs and their academic outcomes. Questionnaires were randomly administered to 300 AD students enrolled at New York City Technical College in spring 1996, receiving usable responses from 121 students. Further, respondents' performance after three semesters of study was analyzed with respect to grade point average (GPA), number of college credits earned, and enrollment or graduation status. Study findings included the following: (1) after 3 semesters, 18% of the sample had a GPA of 0 to 1.99, 65% had a GPA of 2.0 to 2.99, and 17% had a GPA of 3.0 to 4.0; (2) 23% had earned 0 to 29 credits, 35% had earned 30 to 49, 21% had earned 50 to 69, and 20% had earned 70 or more; (3) 12% had completed an internal transfer to another academic curriculum, 15% had stopped out, and 18% had graduated; and (4) students with the highest levels of dissatisfaction were more likely to stop out, to have achieved a GPA of 0 to 1.99, to have earned between 0 and 29 credits, and to have completed an internal transfer than those with low dissatisfaction levels. As a result of the findings, it was recommended that the questionnaire be used to help the college predict which students are at academic risk. (BCY)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: New York City Technical Coll., Brooklyn.