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How College Affects Students


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Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables ix

Acknowledgments xi

About the Authors xiii

1 Studying College Outcomes in the 2000s 1

2 Development of Verbal, Quantitative, and Subject Matter Competence 23

3 Cognitive and Intellectual Development 105

4 Psychosocial Change 159

5 Attitudes and Values 249

6 Moral Development 331

7 Educational Attainment and Persistence 361

8 Career and Economic Impacts of College 421

9 Quality of Life after College 487

10 How College Affects Students 523

11 Implications for Policy, Research, and Practice 575

Methodological Appendix: Considerations for Research on College Impact 603

References 621

Name Index 729

Subject Index 753

About the Author

Matthew J. Mayhew is the William Ray and Marie Adamson Flesher Professor of Educational Administration at The Ohio State University.Alyssa N. Rockenbach is professor of higher education at North Carolina State University.Nicholas A. Bowman is an associate professor of higher education and student affairs as well as the director of the Center for Research on Undergraduate Education at the University of Iowa.Tricia A. Seifert is an associate professor of adult and higher education at Montana State University and has a faculty appointment at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.Gregory C. Wolniak is associate professor of higher education and director of the Center for Research on Higher Education Outcomes at New York University.Ernest T. Pascarella is professor and the Mary Louise Petersen Chair in Higher Education at the University of Iowa.Patrick T. Terenzini is distinguished professor and senior scientist emeritus in the Center for the Study of Higher Education at Pennsylvania State University.Pascarella and Terenzini are co-authors of the first two volumes of How College Affects Students.

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