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ERIC Number: ED446502
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May
Pages: 21
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The Impact of Student Experiences on Progress in College: An Examination of Minority and Nonminority Differences. AIR 2000 Annual Forum Paper.
Eimers, Mardy T.
This study investigated how minority versus nonminority students performed on different measures of college progress, particularly as the two groups experienced the campus environment in different ways. The study also examined whether satisfaction with various aspects of the college environment affected student growth and development more in some outcome areas than others and whether differences existed between minority and nonminority responses. Satisfaction was measured in four areas (faculty-student relations, academic atmosphere, campus climate, and college experience) and compared to four types of college outcome (math and science development, intellectual and skill development, career development, and problem solving development). Full-time undergraduate students at one university completed the College Outcomes Survey, which asked about student background and status; the importance of certain college outcomes and progress made toward the outcomes; satisfaction or dissatisfaction with given aspects of the college; and how the college experience contributed to student growth. Student satisfaction with faculty-student relations, program quality, and campus environment closely related to student progress in specific areas. Observed relationships were the same for minority and nonminority students. In nearly every case, student satisfaction with various aspects of the college experience positively related gains made in college. (Contains 32 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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