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Admitted high schools behaviors

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

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