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ERIC Number: ED482181
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-May
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
A Comparison of Two- and Four-Year College Student Use of Study Skills and Technology Use.
Kuo, James; Miller, Michael T.; Hagie, Chris
Community college and 4-year university students differ in many ways, ranging from career aspirations and intention for pursuing a college degree to the types of experiences they look for in a college. Beyond baseline demographic data, little comparative work has been completed that examines how they differ, particularly in areas such as study behavior and technology use. This initial, exploratory study was conducted in response to questions by scholars visiting the United States who particularly wanted to see how these students differ, and what kinds of implications these differences might have regarding the delivery of services or creation of policy. A survey instrument was distributed at seven geographically disparate community college campuses, and at two geographically disparate university campuses. One hundred and one four-year students and 218 two-year students completed the surveys. The questions relevant to the current discussion pertained to study skills and technology abilities. Findings indicate that community college students, perhaps because they are older and already participating in the work force, show a greater reliance on technology. Neither group indicated they made use of tutors or college skills centers, and both groups indicated that they studied at home and alone. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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