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ERIC Number: ED536691
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
National Freshman Attitudes Report, 2012. An Exploration of Attitudes That Influence Student Success. Seventh Annual National Research Study
Noel-Levitz, Inc
This annual report describes self-reported attitudes and motivations of today's first-year college students throughout the nation, based on survey responses from a sizable sample of freshmen attending college during the current academic year, 2011-2012. Among the highlights: (1) Compared to their female counterparts, many more incoming first-year males brought attitudes that reflected a low level of academic engagement, with fewer males than females indicating that they enjoy reading, take careful notes, and are receptive to academic assistance; (2) In a finding that appears to demonstrate the value of higher education at cultivating tolerance toward others, a substantially higher percentage of students at the mid-point of their freshman year compared to the beginning of their freshman year agreed with the statement, "I get along well with people who disagree with my opinion openly"; and (3) Incoming Hispanic freshmen and incoming adult freshmen also appeared to be more tolerant of others' opinions, as 64 percent of incoming first-year Hispanic students and 72 percent of incoming adult freshmen agreed with the statement, "I can feel comfortable with someone who thinks quite differently on major social issues." These percentages were higher than those of other racial/ethnic groups and higher than those of traditional-age learners. Appended are: (1) Reflections and actions to consider; and (2) Additional findings. (Contains 4 footnotes.) [For related report, "Addendum by Race/Ethnicity: National Freshman Attitudes Report, 2012. National Research Study," see ED536690.]
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Noel-Levitz, Inc.