Admitted high schools behaviorsPresentation Transcript
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.