9780787910440

How College Affects Students Vol. 2 : A Third Decade of Research

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  • ISBN13:

    9780787910440

  • ISBN10:

    0787910449

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/7/2005
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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Summary

This is the long-awaited second volume of Pascarella and Terenzini's 1991 award-winning review of the research on the impacts of college on students. The authors review their earlier findings and then synthesize what has been learned since 1990 about college's influences on students' learning. The book also discusses the implications of the findings for research, practice, and public policy. This authoritative and comprehensive analysis of the literature on college-impact is required reading for anyone interested in higher education practice, policy, and promisefaculty, administrators, researchers, policy analysts, and decision-makers at every level.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
ix
Preface xi
Acknowledgments xv
The Authors xvii
Studying College Outcomes in the 1990s: Overview and Organization of the Research
1(16)
Theories and Models of Student Change in College
17(48)
Development of Verbal, Quantitative, and Subject Matter Competence
65(90)
Cognitive Skills and Intellectual Growth
155(58)
Psychosocial Change
213(58)
Attitudes and Values
271(74)
Moral Development
345(28)
Educational Attainment and Persistence
373(72)
Career and Economic Impacts of College
445(106)
Quality of Life After College
551(20)
How College Affects Students: A Summary
571(56)
Implications for Research, Practice, and Policy
627(24)
References 651(142)
Name Index 793(22)
Subject Index 815

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