Author

Carl D. Allen

Date of Award

1973

Degree Type

Report

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)

Department

Education

First Advisor

Alan Hofmeister

Second Advisor

Reed S Morrill

Abstract

The encouragement of individual self-improvement and enlightenment through the process of a formal education is basic to the social system of our nation. College and university administrators are therefore faced with a practical exigency for understanding those factors that are associated with academic achievement. (During the past several years there has been increasing evidence that college achievement is dependent upon something more than intellectual ability. From experience, the average counselor in a college or university has become aware of this fact time and time again. Some studies have gone further and suggested specific personality characteristics of successful and unsuccessful students. One important characteristic of certain students who fail to realize at least minimal benefit form a college or university environment is that characteristic often called "emotional disturbance."

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