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analysis of some characteristics of September, 1951 freshmen students below the twentieth percentile on the American Council on Education Psychological Examination at Florida State University

Title: An analysis of some characteristics of September, 1951 freshmen students below the twentieth percentile on the American Council on Education Psychological Examination at Florida State University.
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Name(s): Fernandez, Sheila A., author
Murray, Stewart, professor directing thesis.
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1952
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (iv, 39 leaves, 1 unnumbered leaf)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: In recent years, and particularly during the last decade, the student bodies of American colleges and universities have greatly increased in size and have become much more heterogeneous with respect to scholastic ability and general motivation to succeed. These changes have occurred chiefly because veterans' aid as well as improved economic conditions throughout the country have permitted a much greater number of students to enter college than ever before. But how many of these students are actually successful in their college education? President Archibald of Haverford College made a survey of the 655 liberal arts colleges throughout the United States. He found that of the thousands of students who entered college each year more than half dropped out before graduation. Most of these dropped out during their freshman year. The students needed guidance especially during their freshman year. The purpose of the present study was to investigate certain characteristics of freshmen students at Florida State University who obtained scores at or below the 20th percentile of the American Council of Education Psychological Examination. These students were chosen from those who entered Florida State University in Septemenber 1951, and to whom the examination was given at the time of entrance.
Identifier: FSU_historic_akz9824 (IID)
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references (leaf [40]).
Note(s): Typescript.
"August, 1952."
"Submitted to the Graduate Council of Florida State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts."
Advisor: Stewart Murray, Professor Directing Paper.
Subject(s): Florida State University
Prediction of scholastic success
Universities and colleges -- Admission
Florida
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_historic_akz9824
Owner Institution: FSU

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Fernandez, S. A. (1952). An analysis of some characteristics of September, 1951 freshmen students below the twentieth percentile on the American Council on Education Psychological Examination at Florida State University. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_historic_akz9824