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ERIC Number: EJ816935
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Identifying Indicators of Student Development in College
El Hassan, Karma
College Student Journal, v42 n2 p517-530 Jun 2008
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of college on student goals and aspirations, in addition to identifying the determinants of overall quality of instruction, satisfaction with college in general, and the predictors of various aspects of student self-reported growth (intellectual, personal, social, preparation for further study, and preparation for a career). Moreover, the relationship among these various aspects of growth and with variables like grade point average, gender, level, and major was studied. The College Outcomes Survey (COS) was administered at end of the year to a representative sample of undergraduate students. Regression analyses were used to determine predictors of growth and satisfaction with college. T-tests were used to investigate change in students' goals and aspirations, and mean differences in growth. ANOVAs were used to investigate differences in growth by various background variables studied. Findings were discussed and their implications on institutional policies and practices were outlined. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A