How College Affects Students: A Third Decade of Research, Volume 2 / Edition 1

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How College Affects Students, Volume 2 is the long awaited sequel to the landmark work that was first published in 1991.Offers the most comprehensive resource available on what is known about the effect of college on students. In this book, Pascarella and Terenzini provide current information and empirical research from the decade since their first book was published which distills what is know about how students change and benefit as a consequence of attending college.

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How College Affects Students is the essential reference for anyone trying to answer the question ‘What works?’ In this new volume, the authors synthesize the most recent body of research that refines this question for the diverse range of students and institutions.”—Jacqueline E. King, director, Center for Policy Analysis, American Council on Education

“Pascarella and Terenzini have produced another encyclopedic masterpiece—thorough, penetrating, insightful, and rich with implications. It is the essential resource for anyone with a serious interest in college student development.”—George D. Kuh, chancellor's professor and director, Center for Postsecondary Research, Indiana University

“In extending their landmark synthesis, Pascarella and Terenzini have reassuringly confirmed their original conclusions about college impact. But they also reveal how much broader and richer this literature has become through the addition of topics that range from diversity, through community colleges, to new theories of human development. Their work remains definitive.”—Peter Ewell, senior associate, National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS)

“Essential reading for both scholars and campus leaders.”—John C. Smart, professor of higher education, University of Memphis and editor, Research in Higher Education

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787910440
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/11/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 848
  • Sales rank: 323,273
  • Product dimensions: 6.97 (w) x 9.86 (h) x 1.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Ernest T. Pascarella is the Mary Louise Petersen Professor of Higher Education at the University of Iowa. He has received numerous awards for his research from national professional and scholarly associations. In 2003 he received the Howard R. Bowen Distinguished Career Award from the Association for the Study of Higher Education.

Patrick T. Terenzini is distinguished professor and senior scientist in the Center for the Study of Higher Education at The Pennsylvania State University. He has received research awards from the Association for the Study of Higher Education, the Association for Institutional Research, the American Society for Engineering Education, the American College Personnel Association, and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.

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Table of Contents

1 Studying college outcomes in the 1990s : overview and organization of the research 1
2 Theories and models of student change in college 17
3 Development of verbal, quantitative, and subject matter competence 65
4 Cognitive skills and intellectual growth 155
5 Psychosocial change 213
6 Attitudes and values 271
7 Moral development 345
8 Educational attainment and persistence 373
9 Career and economic impacts of college 445
10 Quality of life after college 551
11 How college affects students : a summary 571
12 Implications for research, practice, and policy 627
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