The Effect of a Special Orientation Program for Entering Freshmen on Attrition, Satisfaction, and Grade Point Average

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This study was initiated to assess the effectiveness of a special orientation program with the purpose of reducing the anxiety of entering freshmen and easing their adjustment to the campus environment. The criteria of evaluation were retention, satisfaction, and academic achievement. The 468 subjects were first-time freshmen from outside Tarrant County entering Texas Christian University in the fall of 1980. Half of the subjects participated in the experimental program, Operation Welcome, and the other half served as a control group. Those in Operation Welcome were grouped in teams with eight other freshmen, two upperclassmen serving as a big brother and ... continued below

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Patton, Carol R. (Carol Rogers) August 1980.

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This study was initiated to assess the effectiveness of a special orientation program with the purpose of reducing the anxiety of entering freshmen and easing their adjustment to the campus environment. The criteria of evaluation were retention, satisfaction, and academic achievement. The 468 subjects were first-time freshmen from outside Tarrant County entering Texas Christian University in the fall of 1980. Half of the subjects participated in the experimental program, Operation Welcome, and the other half served as a control group. Those in Operation Welcome were grouped in teams with eight other freshmen, two upperclassmen serving as a big brother and big sister, and a local alumni family. Each of the freshmen in the program received letters of welcome prior to leaving home and participated in special events upon arrival on campus.

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Patton, Carol R. (Carol Rogers). The Effect of a Special Orientation Program for Entering Freshmen on Attrition, Satisfaction, and Grade Point Average, dissertation, August 1980; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc331427/: accessed May 26, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .