Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Emmett Burkeen, Vernon Sheeley, Delbert Hayden

Degree Program

Department of Counseling and Student Affairs

Degree Type

Education Specialist


Fifty students from English 055 and 50 students from English 101 were given the Edwards Personal Preference Schedule, the Mooney Problem Check Lists, the Allport/ Vernon/Lindzey Study of Values, and the Willoughby Schedule to determine if any significant differences existed between the two groups in the areas of personality characteristics, values, or problems. A statistical analysis of the results was determined by means of a t value from a separate variance estimate. Results indicated that significant differences existed between the 055 students and the 101 students in the following areas: self-esteem, economic values, need for achievement, and number of problems. There were no other significant differences. Since colleges and universities are accepting more and more students who are academically too weak to pursue the traditional course of study, it is recommended that special consideration be given to the needs of these remedial students and that an attempt be made to educate each as a whole individual.


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