Admitted high school behaviors

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Admitted high school behaviors

  1. 1. Alison Lin
  2. 2.  By Jeffrey R. Young  Many changes in behavior and attitudes  Drink More  Study a Little Harder  Spend far Less Time on Volunteer Work and Exercise  “Your First College Year”
  3. 3.  Survey conducted by the Higher Education Research Institute at the University of California at Los Angeles  Nearly 25,000 freshmen at 109 four-year colleges  Given in April of 2002 and during first week on campus, fall 2002  Adjust well socially to college life  But struggled academically
  4. 4. Hours Socializing w/ Friends  Freshmen do well in developing close friendships >20 Hours 16-20 Hours 84% of freshmen completely or fairly successful 6-15 Hours 1-5 Hours 0 Hours 0 50 100 150 200
  5. 5. Hours Partying >20 Hours 16-20 Hours 6-15 Hours 1-5 Hours 0 Hours 0 50 100 150 200 250  The number of freshmen who party more than 6 hours per week rose from 21.4% to 26.5%
  6. 6.  Percentage of students who drank frequently or occasionally rose  45.8% at the beginning of the year  58.5% at the end of the year
  7. 7. Studying or Doing H.W. >20 Hours 16-20 Hours 6-15 Hours 1-5 Hours 0 Hours 0 50 100 150 200 250
  8. 8.  Students who felt “frequently overwhelmed”  29.9% to 37.8%  97% thought they had some kind of chance at a B average  Only 77% did  47.9% felt fairly successful or completely successful in getting to know their professors  31% felt intimidated
  9. 9.  Volunteer work  From 88.5%  To 62.9%  Talking politically  From 20.5%  To 13.4%
  10. 10. Exercising >20 Hours 16-20 Hours 6-15 Hours 1-5 Hours 0 Hours 0 50 100 150 200 250  Exercising or playing a sport 6 hours or more  From 53% to 34%
  11. 11.  Adjusting socially to college life X Adjusting academically  Ms. Sax says… “Student’s self-confidence is declining academically. The real challenge of the first year at this point is to help students adjust academically.”

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