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Expectations of Relationships (FES 1): Female Responses
I expect instructors to care about
I expect to develop close
friendships with other students.
I expect most of the faculty to be
I expect to have frequent contact
with faculty outside of class.
Note. n= number of unique student responses.
560 4.49 0.70 174
Early Drop Outs
560 4.32 0.73 174 4.32
In narrowing the focus to Hispanic females, similar responses occurred in both the
persister or early drop out categories, as seen in Table 7, as with the all female responses.
Faculty caring about their students had the highest average for both groups, while having
frequent contact with faculty was the lowest, though still a high measure of expectation, 4.02 and
3.91, respectively. The results for Hispanic females were essentially the same as the results for
all females. The standard deviations were more varied within the Hispanic population than with
the all female population. An item to note is the early drop outs and their responses to the item
regarding instructors caring about their students. This group had an extremely high level of
expectation (4.70) for this item with a .47 standard deviation, adding to the importance of this
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