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    • Admitted High Schools’ Behaviors
      By: Jonathan Nagar
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education: Freshman Adjust to College Socially but Struggle Academically, Survey Finds.By: Jeffrey R. Young
      University Professors are concerned that first year students undergo bad behavior changes from high school to college.
      Survey titled: “Your First College Year”.
      Conducted by: Higher Education Research Institute.
      Issued it to the same students who participated in an earlier survey at the beginning of their fall semester.
    • Researchers at Old Dominion University developed the Transition to College Inventory (TCI)
      to identify behavior, attitudes and attributes of incoming freshmen.
      In this study: looks at freshmen activities/behaviors and how they change throughout the year.
      Linda J Sax: “Students' self-confidence is declining academically. The real challenge of the first year at this point is to help students adjust academically.”
    • Surveyed 25,000 freshmen at 109 four-year colleges.
      Given in Fall and Spring. (2)
      Some areas of measurement:
      Time spent studying.
      Time spent drinking.
      Time spent doing volunteer work.
      Time spent discussing politics.
      Time spent exercising.
      Survey Criteria
    • Time Studying
      Students
    • Time Drinking
      Students
    • Time Exercising
      Students
    • Findings were that freshmen students:
      Conclusions
      Beginning of Freshman Year
      End of Freshman Year
      Studying
      Drinking
      Exercising
    • Frequently overwhelmed (29.9% -> 37.8%).
      Chance at a B average (97%), only 77% did.
      Getting to know their professors
      (47.9% felt successful) ->(31% felt intimidated)
      Exercising 6 or more hours/week (53% -> 34%)
      Discussing politics (25% -> 13.4%)
      Drank frequently (45.8% -> 58.5%)
      Party 6 or more hours/week (21.4% -> 26.5%)
      Conclusions Cont.
    • Are any of the behaviors risky?
      Yes, increase in drinking and overwhelmed feeling.
      Should they be concerned?
      Yes, most areas of behavioral change were unfavorable to the student.
      Conclusions Cont.