What Matters in College: Four Critical Years Revisited / Edition 1

What Matters in College: Four Critical Years Revisited / Edition 1

by Alexander W. Astin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 078790838X

ISBN-13: 9780787908386

Pub. Date: 01/24/1997

Publisher: Wiley

From the author of Four Critical Years—a book the Journal of Higher Education called the most cited work in higher education literature—What Matters in College? presents the definitive study of how students change and develop in college and how colleges can enhance that development. Based on a study of more than 20,000 students, 25,000 faculty members,

Overview

From the author of Four Critical Years—a book the Journal of Higher Education called the most cited work in higher education literature—What Matters in College? presents the definitive study of how students change and develop in college and how colleges can enhance that development. Based on a study of more than 20,000 students, 25,000 faculty members, and 200 institutions, the book shows how academic programs, faculty, student peer groups, and other variables affect students' college experiences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787908386
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/24/1997
Series:
Higher & Adult Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Paperback Edition xi

Preface xix

The Author xxix

1 Studying College Impact 1

2 Environmental Variables 32

3 Assessing Environmental Effects: A Prototypical Example 83

4 Personality and Self-Concept 105

5 Attitudes, Value, and Beliefs 141

6 Patterns of Behavior 165

7 Academic and Cognitive Development 186

8 Career Development 245

9 Satisfaction with the College Environment 273

10 Summary of Environmental Effects 312

11 Effects of Involvement 365

12 Implications for Educational Theory and Practice 396

Resource A: Multiple Correlations at Selected Steps 438

Resource B: Longitudinal Changes in the Weighted and Unweighted Samples 442

References 447

Index 457

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