Document Type


Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1972

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)



Committee Chair

James G. Green

Second Committee Member

Karl Rickabaugh

Third Committee Member

Eldon E. Jacobsen


A Learning Skills course consisting of study skills, goal direction, and self-understanding was tested among volunteer community college low achievers. Treatment integrated didactic, group discussion, and affective experiences in 18 hour-long sessions. Nineteen subjects received treatment; 25 subjects formed a matched control group; and 41 non-volunteers formed two additional control groups. An apparent trend toward GPA improvement was noted for all groups, but all measurements on GPA and a study survey were non-significant.