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ERIC Number: EJ899401
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0888-210X
Changes in Clark-Trow Subcultures from 1976 to 2006: Implications for Addressing Undergraduates' Leisure Interests
Hendel, Darwin D.; Harrold, Roger
College Student Affairs Journal, v27 n1 p8-23 Fall 2007
Unrest in the early 1970s stimulated a need to understand undergraduates' motivations. The Clark-Trow Typology (Clark & Trow, 1966) examined student behavior (i.e., academic, collegiate, vocational, and non-conformist) according to identification with the institution and involvement with ideas. The Student Interest Survey included questions based on the Typology, and was administered at five-year intervals beginning in 1976 to undergraduates at a research extensive institution. Results suggested statistically significant shifts in subcultures. For example, the percentage of students in the academic subculture declined from 37% in 1976 to 18% in 1996, whereas the collegiate subculture increased from 17% in 1976 to 34% in 1996. Differences in leisure interests within subcultures are discussed, along with implications for addressing undergraduates' leisure interests. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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