ERIC Number: ED433767
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
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Comparing Student Perceptions of General Education and Personal Growth Outcomes at HBCU and Non-HBCU Institutions. AIR 1999 Annual Forum Paper.
McLure, Gail T.; Rao, A. M. Srikanta; Lester, William L.
This study compared attitudes toward general education and personal growth of 3,410 students attending nine historically black colleges or universities (HBCUs) and 42,535 students attending 91 non-HBCUs. Data were retrieved from the most recent national user norm files for the College Outcomes Survey (COS). Analyses included percentages, factor analysis, item means, and factor means to describe results. Results indicated that students attending HBCUs tend to have more positive perceptions about their general education and their personal growth than do those attending non-HBCUs. Greater rating differences between the two groups appeared to be associated with the political awareness factor and the personal values factor, with HBCU students having higher ratings of their personal growth with respect to both factors. (Contains 18 references, 6 tables, and 7 graphs.) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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