Freshman Adjust to College Socially but Struggle Academically
When freshman arrive at college their attitudes and behaviors begin to change. It appears that students adjust well socially, but struggle academically… So what makes incoming freshman want to attend college?? Do they actually want to learn or are they just here to party?
Frequently overwhelmed : 29.9% - 37.8% 97% of students felt they were holding a B average when only 77% really did. Percentage of students who drank beer frequently 45.8% - 58.5% Party 6+ hours a week 21.4% – 26.5% Volunteer services 88.5% - 62.9% Exercising/Sports 53% - 34% Jeffrey R. Young wrote this article in which he points out that…
We can analyze the data from TCI (transition to college inventory) survey to find a possible cause or explanation for these outcomes
Students were asked to rate themselves on the following academic abilities… General academic ability * Mathematical ability Reading comprehension Study skills * Time management skills * Writing ability Computer skills
20092010 Above Avg 130/488 135/464 Average 254/488 248/464 Below Avg 56/488 46/464 Lowest 10% 3/488 4/464 Top 10% 45/488 31/464 Study Skills
It is a problem for college administrators because if they randomly select a student from the sample, what is the probability that the student actually considers himself in the top 10%, above average, or below average categories Somewhat of a concern for the incoming group but time management should be a major focus because that seems to be what is affecting most of the students. Why is this a risk for college administrators?