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Conference Proceeding




The freshman experience typically requires a profusion of challenging adjustments relating to a new and demanding college environment. One significant force of attrition is transition or adjustment difficulties for freshman. Successfully influencing freshman includes efforts that focus on helping students make an academic, personal , and social adjustment to college. Group work provides opportunities for patterns of interaction (Evans, Forney, & uido-DiBrito, 1998; Tinto, 2005; Upcraft, Gardner, & Associates, 1989). The purpose of this study was to investigate differences between and among personality factors relative to levels of urgency and student attitudes toward group work. The study provided an institution with proposed practices designed to influence freshman group experiences positively based on findings about student attitudes when taking in to account personality relative to low levels of urgency.

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