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ERIC Number: ED481949
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr-20
Pages: 13
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Study Behaviors of High-Risk Occupational Students in the Community College.
Sandiford, Janice R.
The author of this study collected data from occupational students in a large urban community college. All students were participating in a vocational skills laboratory (SAIL) supported by state funding. The Study Behavior Inventory (SBI) was administered to 100 students and demographic data was collected. Individual reports for each student profiled include measures of behaviors and attitudes in: (1) academic confidence; (2) short-term study behaviors; and (3) long-term study behaviors. The study was designed to identify the study behaviors of high-risk students in occupational programs at Miami-Dade Community College, Florida. About 38% of the 114,500 students enrolled there in 2000-2001 were occupational students. The 100 students were 42% male and 62% female, and ranged in age from 17 to 65. The mean age was 35. The average number of hours students worked per week was 38. Students were seeking entry into a wide variety of occupational fields. The students performed on the average of a 5th or 6th grade level in all of the basic skills, with the range going as low as the 1st grade level. Results of the study should help educators focus on specific skill strategies and behavior plans that can be individualized for each student, thus allowing the student to better navigate the educational system. (Contains 13 references.) (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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