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Thesis (M.Ed.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1966. Department of Educational Psychology and Measurements.


Copyright 1966, the author. Used by permission.


The purpose of this investigation is to compare the general academic performance of the mature undergraduate woman with that of the younger undergraduate woman enrolled at the University of Nebraska during the first semester of 1965-1966.The comparison will be made with pairs of women in the same class and the same college.

Further it is the purpose of this study to compare the attitudes toward school of the mature woman and the younger woman.This study will provide a beginning towards determining if these are indeed needs on the part of the older woman.Do they do less well in school?Do they have attitudes which may be detrimental to good performance in college?The author will attempt to answer these questions.

Advisor: Kenneth D. Orton