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Educational Experiences at HMC

(April 2010)


In this study you will be asked to indicate your thoughts and beliefs about many different aspects of yourself and your educational experiences at HMC. There are no right or wrong answers. Your responses are confidential. We thank you for your time and effort in completing this questionnaire. Feel free to take a break at any time to get a drink or food.

Part 1.

Age in years:

Sex: If other, please specify:

What is the zipcode of your hometown?

What year are you in school?

Which dorm do you currently live in?

Have you ever been an officer of a dorm?

Over the past semester...

How many intramural (IM) sports did you participate in as a player?

How many intramural (IM) events did you attend as an observer?

What percentage of dorm meetings did you attend? (Skip item if you do not live on campus.) %

On average, how many hours per week, outside of doing homework and sleeping, do you spend in your dorm? (Skip item if you do not live on campus.)

On average, how many hours per week do you spend in your dorm's common areas (e.g., lounge, courtyard)?(Skip item if you do not live on campus.)

Please list any other dorm activities that you were involved with this semester (e.g., planning parties, fundraising, etc.) (Skip item if you do not live on campus.)

 

The following table asks you to fill in information regarding your participation in activities and positions you have held in college during the past year.

Type of Activity/Position
How many of these groups do you belong to/positions do you hold? On average, how many hours do you spend participating in/contributing to these groups a week? Have you held an office or leadership position for this activity during the past year?
HMC Academic Clubs (SWE, Chemistry Club, etc.)
hours
5C Academic Clubs
hours
HMC Cultural Clubs (API-SPAM, InterVarsity, NSBE, SALSA, etc.)
hours
5C Cultural Clubs
hours
Music Groups
hours
Recreational Clubs (ultimate frisbee, CCBDC, DeltaH, etc.)
hours
Student Council, ASHMC, Honor Board, etc.
hours
On Campus Jobs
hours
On Campus Research Groups
hours

The following table asks you about the number of times you have attended certain events during the past semester.

Type of Event
How many of these events have you attended/participated in this past semester?
Pranks
5 Class Competition
Friday Forum
DOS Events
CAP Events
Proctor Events
On-campus lectures (Nelson speaker series, etc.)
Presentations given by students (clinic, E4, microp's, photography, etc.)
Receptions (departmental, holiday, president's house, etc.)

Please list any other campus or 5C activities that you were involved with this semester (e.g., clubs, teams, etc.)

 


Which phrase below best describes your satisfaction with your level of involvement in extracurricular activities (e.g., dorm activities, campus leadership positions, clubs, organizations, etc.)?

What meal plan are you on?

Not on the meal plan
8 meals a week
12 meals a week
16 meals a week

What percentage of the time do you eat in the dining hall (versus taking the food to-go)?


Part 2.

The following questions ask about your current relationship with different entities. Please select the picture that best describes your relationship with these entities (labeled as "other" for each pair of circles). There are no right or wrong answers, so just select whichever picture you think best describes your relationship. Please read each question carefully—each asks a slightly different question.

1. Select the picture that best describes your relationship with the people in your Dorm Community.



2. Select the picture that best describes your relationship with the Harvey Mudd Community.



3. Select the picture that best describes your relationship with the Community at Large.



4. Select the picture that best describes your relationship with Society as a Whole.


 


Part 3.
Indicate how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. Click one response for each statement. Remember that there are no right or wrong answers. Some questions may seem similar to one another. Please answer every question, even if you think you may have already answered it.

1. I am not usually conscious of the fact that I am a resident of my community.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

2. Being a resident of my community has little to do with how I feel about myself.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

3. In general being a resident of my community is an important part of my self-image.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

4. Belonging to my community is a part of who I am.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

5. I often think about being a resident of my community.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

6. I see myself as being a part of the community.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

7. Very few of the members of my community know me.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

8. I can recognize most of the people who live in my local neighborhood.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

1. Adults should give some time for the good of their community or country.

1 2 3 4 5
Strongly Disagree
Disagree Somewhat
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Agree Somewhat
Strongly Agree

2. People, regardless of whether they've been successful or not, ought to help others.

1 2 3 4 5
Strongly Disagree
Disagree Somewhat
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Agree Somewhat
Strongly Agree

3. Individuals have a responsibility to help solve our social problems.

1 2 3 4 5
Strongly Disagree
Disagree Somewhat
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Agree Somewhat
Strongly Agree

4. I feel that I can make a difference in the world.

1 2 3 4 5
Strongly Disagree
Disagree Somewhat
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Agree Somewhat
Strongly Agree

5. It is important to help others even if you don't get paid for it.

1 2 3 4 5
Strongly Disagree
Disagree Somewhat
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Agree Somewhat
Strongly Agree

Which response option best reflects your plans during the next year?

1. I plan to do some volunteer work during the next year.

1 2 3 4 5
Not at All
Yes, but Only a Little
Yes, Some
Yes, Quite a Bit
Yes, a Lot

2. I plan to become involved in my community during the next year.

1 2 3 4 5
Not at All
Yes, but Only a Little
Yes, Some
Yes, Quite a Bit
Yes, a Lot

3. I plan to participate in a community action program or community service organization during the next year.

1 2 3 4 5
Not at All
Yes, but Only a Little
Yes, Some
Yes, Quite a Bit
Yes, a Lot

4. I plan to become an active member of my community during the next year.

1 2 3 4 5
Not at All
Yes, but Only a Little
Yes, Some
Yes, Quite a Bit
Yes, a Lot

5. I plan to help others in my community who are experiencing difficulty during the next year.

1 2 3 4 5
Not at All
Yes, but Only a Little
Yes, Some
Yes, Quite a Bit
Yes, a Lot

6. I am committed to making a positive difference in my community during the next year.

1 2 3 4 5
Not at All
Yes, but Only a Little
Yes, Some
Yes, Quite a Bit
Yes, a Lot

Which response option best reflects your past experiences?

1. I did some volunteer work this past year.

1 2 3 4 5
Not at All
Yes, but Only a Little
Yes, Some
Yes, Quite a Bit
Yes, a Lot

2. I was involved in my community this past year.

1 2 3 4 5
Not at All
Yes, but Only a Little
Yes, Some
Yes, Quite a Bit
Yes, a Lot

3. I participated in a community action program or community service organization this past year.

1 2 3 4 5
Not at All
Yes, but Only a Little
Yes, Some
Yes, Quite a Bit
Yes, a Lot

4. I was an active member of my community this past year.

1 2 3 4 5
Not at All
Yes, but Only a Little
Yes, Some
Yes, Quite a Bit
Yes, a Lot

5. I helped others in my community who were experiencing difficulty this past year.

1 2 3 4 5
Not at All
Yes, but Only a Little
Yes, Some
Yes, Quite a Bit
Yes, a Lot

6. I made a positive difference in my community this past year.

1 2 3 4 5
Not at All
Yes, but Only a Little
Yes, Some
Yes, Quite a Bit
Yes, a Lot

If you answered "not at all" to all of the six previous items, please skip to Part 4 by clicking here.

Please rate each statement using the scale below on how well it reflects your past experience(s) with civic involvement (e.g., volunteering, community action program, etc.).


1. Helping people through the volunteer program was worthwhile to me personally.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Strongly Disagree
Moderately Disagree
Disagree
Neither Agree Nor Disagree
Agree
Moderately Agree
Strongly Agree

2. Helping people through the volunteer program “burned me out.”

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Strongly Disagree
Moderately Disagree
Disagree
Neither Agree Nor Disagree
Agree
Moderately Agree
Strongly Agree

3. My volunteering with people through the program made me feel as though I contributed to the community.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Strongly Disagree
Moderately Disagree
Disagree
Neither Agree Nor Disagree
Agree
Moderately Agree
Strongly Agree

4. I sometimes feel very sad when I think of the people I served in the volunteer program.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Strongly Disagree
Moderately Disagree
Disagree
Neither Agree Nor Disagree
Agree
Moderately Agree
Strongly Agree

5. My volunteering has been psychologically or spiritually fulfilling.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Strongly Disagree
Moderately Disagree
Disagree
Neither Agree Nor Disagree
Agree
Moderately Agree
Strongly Agree

6. Volunteering in the program exhausted me.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Strongly Disagree
Moderately Disagree
Disagree
Neither Agree Nor Disagree
Agree
Moderately Agree
Strongly Agree

7. Helping people through the volunteer program may have prolonged my life.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Strongly Disagree
Moderately Disagree
Disagree
Neither Agree Nor Disagree
Agree
Moderately Agree
Strongly Agree

8. I was very discouraged because of the demands on me by volunteering in the program.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Strongly Disagree
Moderately Disagree
Disagree
Neither Agree Nor Disagree
Agree
Moderately Agree
Strongly Agree

9. I feel that through my volunteer efforts, the program genuinely helped someone.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Strongly Disagree
Moderately Disagree
Disagree
Neither Agree Nor Disagree
Agree
Moderately Agree
Strongly Agree

10. I wonder if it is worth the personal commitment to help someone or a cause in the community.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Strongly Disagree
Moderately Disagree
Disagree
Neither Agree Nor Disagree
Agree
Moderately Agree
Strongly Agree

11. I have done so much through the volunteer program that I feel that I can't help anyone else.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Strongly Disagree
Moderately Disagree
Disagree
Neither Agree Nor Disagree
Agree
Moderately Agree
Strongly Agree

12. My volunteering in the program added to other areas of my life (spirituality, family, friends, emotional).

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Strongly Disagree
Moderately Disagree
Disagree
Neither Agree Nor Disagree
Agree
Moderately Agree
Strongly Agree

13. Volunteering in the program added meaning to my life.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Strongly Disagree
Moderately Disagree
Disagree
Neither Agree Nor Disagree
Agree
Moderately Agree
Strongly Agree

14. I experienced too many difficult situations through the volunteer program to want to help anyone else in the future.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Strongly Disagree
Moderately Disagree
Disagree
Neither Agree Nor Disagree
Agree
Moderately Agree
Strongly Agree

Part 4.

Rate each item using the provided scale. Please read response options carefully.

1. I feel that I am a person of worth, at least on an equal basis with others.

1 2 3 4
Strongly Agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

2. I feel that I have a number of good qualities.

1 2 3 4
Strongly Agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

3. All in all, I am inclined to feel that I am a failure.

1 2 3 4
Strongly Agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

4. I am able to do things as well as most other people.

1 2 3 4
Strongly Agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

5. I feel I do not have much to be proud of.

1 2 3 4
Strongly Agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

6. I take a positive attitude toward myself.

1 2 3 4
Strongly Agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

7. On the whole, I am satisfied with myself.

1 2 3 4
Strongly Agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

8. I wish I could have more respect for myself.

1 2 3 4
Strongly Agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

9. I certainly feel useless at times.

1 2 3 4
Strongly Agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

10. At times I think I am no good at all.

1 2 3 4
Strongly Agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

For each of the following statements, please indicate how often you have experienced this during the past week.

1. I was bothered by things that don't usually bother me.

1 2 3 4

Rarely or None of the Time (Less Than 1 Day)

Some or a Little of the Time (1-2 Days)

Occasionally or a Moderate Amount of Time (3-4 Days)
Most or All of the Time (5-7 Days)

2. I did not feel like eating; my appetite was poor.

1 2 3 4

Rarely or None of the Time (Less Than 1 Day)

Some or a Little of the Time (1-2 Days)

Occasionally or a Moderate Amount of Time (3-4 Days)
Most or All of the Time (5-7 Days)

3. I felt that I could not shake off the blues even with help from my family or friends.

1 2 3 4

Rarely or None of the Time (Less Than 1 Day)

Some or a Little of the Time (1-2 Days)

Occasionally or a Moderate Amount of Time (3-4 Days)
Most or All of the Time (5-7 Days)

4. I felt that I was just as good as other people.

1 2 3 4

Rarely or None of the Time (Less Than 1 Day)

Some or a Little of the Time (1-2 Days)

Occasionally or a Moderate Amount of Time (3-4 Days)
Most or All of the Time (5-7 Days)

5. I had trouble keeping my mind on what I was doing.

1 2 3 4

Rarely or None of the Time (Less Than 1 Day)

Some or a Little of the Time (1-2 Days)

Occasionally or a Moderate Amount of Time (3-4 Days)
Most or All of the Time (5-7 Days)

6. I felt depressed.

1 2 3 4

Rarely or None of the Time (Less Than 1 Day)

Some or a Little of the Time (1-2 Days)

Occasionally or a Moderate Amount of Time (3-4 Days)
Most or All of the Time (5-7 Days)

7. I felt that everything I did was an effort.

1 2 3 4

Rarely or None of the Time (Less Than 1 Day)

Some or a Little of the Time (1-2 Days)

Occasionally or a Moderate Amount of Time (3-4 Days)
Most or All of the Time (5-7 Days)

8. I felt hopeful about the future.

1 2 3 4

Rarely or None of the Time (Less Than 1 Day)

Some or a Little of the Time (1-2 Days)

Occasionally or a Moderate Amount of Time (3-4 Days)
Most or All of the Time (5-7 Days)

9. I thought my life had been a failure.

1 2 3 4

Rarely or None of the Time (Less Than 1 Day)

Some or a Little of the Time (1-2 Days)

Occasionally or a Moderate Amount of Time (3-4 Days)
Most or All of the Time (5-7 Days)

10. I felt fearful.

1 2 3 4

Rarely or None of the Time (Less Than 1 Day)

Some or a Little of the Time (1-2 Days)

Occasionally or a Moderate Amount of Time (3-4 Days)
Most or All of the Time (5-7 Days)

11. My sleep was restless.

1 2 3 4

Rarely or None of the Time (Less Than 1 Day)

Some or a Little of the Time (1-2 Days)

Occasionally or a Moderate Amount of Time (3-4 Days)
Most or All of the Time (5-7 Days)

12. I was happy.

1 2 3 4

Rarely or None of the Time (Less Than 1 Day)

Some or a Little of the Time (1-2 Days)

Occasionally or a Moderate Amount of Time (3-4 Days)
Most or All of the Time (5-7 Days)

13. I talked less than usual.

1 2 3 4

Rarely or None of the Time (Less Than 1 Day)

Some or a Little of the Time (1-2 Days)

Occasionally or a Moderate Amount of Time (3-4 Days)
Most or All of the Time (5-7 Days)

14. I felt lonely.

1 2 3 4

Rarely or None of the Time (Less Than 1 Day)

Some or a Little of the Time (1-2 Days)

Occasionally or a Moderate Amount of Time (3-4 Days)
Most or All of the Time (5-7 Days)

15. People were unfriendly.

1 2 3 4

Rarely or None of the Time (Less Than 1 Day)

Some or a Little of the Time (1-2 Days)

Occasionally or a Moderate Amount of Time (3-4 Days)
Most or All of the Time (5-7 Days)

16. I enjoyed life.

1 2 3 4

Rarely or None of the Time (Less Than 1 Day)

Some or a Little of the Time (1-2 Days)

Occasionally or a Moderate Amount of Time (3-4 Days)
Most or All of the Time (5-7 Days)

17. I had crying spells.

1 2 3 4

Rarely or None of the Time (Less Than 1 Day)

Some or a Little of the Time (1-2 Days)

Occasionally or a Moderate Amount of Time (3-4 Days)
Most or All of the Time (5-7 Days)

18. I felt sad.

1 2 3 4

Rarely or None of the Time (Less Than 1 Day)

Some or a Little of the Time (1-2 Days)

Occasionally or a Moderate Amount of Time (3-4 Days)
Most or All of the Time (5-7 Days)

19. I felt that people dislike me.

1 2 3 4

Rarely or None of the Time (Less Than 1 Day)

Some or a Little of the Time (1-2 Days)

Occasionally or a Moderate Amount of Time (3-4 Days)
Most or All of the Time (5-7 Days)

20. I could not get “going.”

1 2 3 4

Rarely or None of the Time (Less Than 1 Day)

Some or a Little of the Time (1-2 Days)

Occasionally or a Moderate Amount of Time (3-4 Days)
Most or All of the Time (5-7 Days)

Please respond to each of the following statements by indicating the degree to which the statement is true for you in general in your life.

1. I feel alive and vital.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Not at all True
Somewhat True
Very True

2. Sometimes I feel so alive I just want to burst.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Not at all True
Somewhat True
Very True

3. I have energy and spirit.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Not at all True
Somewhat True
Very True

4. I look forward to each new day.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Not at all True
Somewhat True
Very True

5. I nearly always feel alert and awake.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Not at all True
Somewhat True
Very True

6. I feel energized.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Not at all True
Somewhat True
Very True

Part 5.

During the Spring 2010 term how many times did you do the following?

1. Skipped a class?

2. Not turned in an assignment on time?

3. Got drunk?

4. Violated the honor code in an academic way?

5. Used marijuana?

6. Used any other illegal substance?

7. Used prescription drugs for non-prescription purposes?


Part 6.

How well does each statement describe you?

1. I am not likely to speak to people until they speak to me.

1 2 3 4 5
Not at all Characteristic of Me
Not Very
Slightly
Fairly
Very Much Characteristic of Me

2. I would describe myself as self-confident.

1 2 3 4 5
Not at all Characteristic of Me
Not Very
Slightly
Fairly
Very Much Characteristic of Me

3. I feel confident of my appearance.

1 2 3 4 5
Not at all Characteristic of Me
Not Very
Slightly
Fairly
Very Much Characteristic of Me

4. I am a good mixer.

1 2 3 4 5
Not at all Characteristic of Me
Not Very
Slightly
Fairly
Very Much Characteristic of Me

5. I enjoy social gatherings just to be with people.

1 2 3 4 5
Not at all Characteristic of Me
Not Very
Slightly
Fairly
Very Much Characteristic of Me

6. I make a point of looking other people in the eye.

1 2 3 4 5
Not at all Characteristic of Me
Not Very
Slightly
Fairly
Very Much Characteristic of Me

7. I cannot seem to get others to notice me.

1 2 3 4 5
Not at all Characteristic of Me
Not Very
Slightly
Fairly
Very Much Characteristic of Me

8. I feel comfortable being approached by someone in a position of authority.

1 2 3 4 5
Not at all Characteristic of Me
Not Very
Slightly
Fairly
Very Much Characteristic of Me

Please consider the following questionnaire from the perspective of yourself in relation to people in America in general. Below are some statements regarding public issues, with which some people agree and others disagree. Please give us your own opinion about these items, i.e., whether you agree or disagree with the items as they stand.

1. I don't get invited out by friends as often as I'd really like.

1 2 3 4 5
Strongly Agree
Agree
Uncertain
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

2. The world in which we live is basically a friendly place.

1 2 3 4 5
Strongly Agree
Agree
Uncertain
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

3. There are few dependable ties between people any more.

1 2 3 4 5
Strongly Agree
Agree
Uncertain
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

4. People are just naturally friendly and helpful.

1 2 3 4 5
Strongly Agree
Agree
Uncertain
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

Which of the following objects or statements do you have a positive or negative feeling towards? Select the response option that represents the degree of your positive or negative feeling.

1. We should strive to make incomes as equal as possible.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Extremely Negative
Somewhat Negative
Slightly Negative
Neutral
Slightly Positive
Somewhat Positive
Extremely Positive

2. Group equality should be our ideal.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Extremely Negative
Somewhat Negative
Slightly Negative
Neutral
Slightly Positive
Somewhat Positive
Extremely Positive

3. It's OK if some groups have more of a chance in life than others.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Extremely Negative
Somewhat Negative
Slightly Negative
Neutral
Slightly Positive
Somewhat Positive
Extremely Positive

4. To get ahead in life, it is sometimes necessary to step on other groups.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Extremely Negative
Somewhat Negative
Slightly Negative
Neutral
Slightly Positive
Somewhat Positive
Extremely Positive

5. We should do what we can to equalize conditions for different groups.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Extremely Negative
Somewhat Negative
Slightly Negative
Neutral
Slightly Positive
Somewhat Positive
Extremely Positive

6. It's probably a good thing that certain groups are at the top and others are at the bottom.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Extremely Negative
Somewhat Negative
Slightly Negative
Neutral
Slightly Positive
Somewhat Positive
Extremely Positive

7. Inferior groups should stay in their place.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Extremely Negative
Somewhat Negative
Slightly Negative
Neutral
Slightly Positive
Somewhat Positive
Extremely Positive

8. We would have fewer problems if groups were treated more equally.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Extremely Negative
Somewhat Negative
Slightly Negative
Neutral
Slightly Positive
Somewhat Positive
Extremely Positive

9. It would be good if groups could be equal.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Extremely Negative
Somewhat Negative
Slightly Negative
Neutral
Slightly Positive
Somewhat Positive
Extremely Positive

10. In getting what you want, it is sometimes necessary to use force against other groups.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Extremely Negative
Somewhat Negative
Slightly Negative
Neutral
Slightly Positive
Somewhat Positive
Extremely Positive

11. All groups should be given an equal chance in life.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Extremely Negative
Somewhat Negative
Slightly Negative
Neutral
Slightly Positive
Somewhat Positive
Extremely Positive

12. If certain groups stayed in their place, we would have fewer problems.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Extremely Negative
Somewhat Negative
Slightly Negative
Neutral
Slightly Positive
Somewhat Positive
Extremely Positive

13. We should strive for increased social equality.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Extremely Negative
Somewhat Negative
Slightly Negative
Neutral
Slightly Positive
Somewhat Positive
Extremely Positive

14. Sometimes other groups must be kept in their place.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Extremely Negative
Somewhat Negative
Slightly Negative
Neutral
Slightly Positive
Somewhat Positive
Extremely Positive

15. Some groups of people are simply inferior to other groups.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Extremely Negative
Somewhat Negative
Slightly Negative
Neutral
Slightly Positive
Somewhat Positive
Extremely Positive

16. No one group should dominate in society.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Extremely Negative
Somewhat Negative
Slightly Negative
Neutral
Slightly Positive
Somewhat Positive
Extremely Positive

Part 7.

Students sometimes seek out learning experiences beyond the classroom. Please indicate:

(1) How many times you have applied for each type of learning experience since September 2009.

(2) How many interviews you have been offered for each type of learning experience since September 2009.

(3) How many times you have received an offer for (e.g., selected, admitted, hired) for each type of learning experience since September 2009.

Learning Experience
How many time have you applied for a(n)_______? How many times have you been offered interviews for a(n)_______? How many times have you received an offer for a(n)_______?
Internship
Summer research experience
Research experience during academic year
Graduate school
Job
Scholarship
Other:
Other:

Please answer to what extent the following statements are true about you.

 1. It's important to me that I learn a lot of new concepts this year.

1 2 3 4 5
Not at all True
Somewhat True
Very True

2. It's important to me that other students in my classes think I am good at my coursework.

1 2 3 4 5
Not at all True
Somewhat True
Very True

 3. It's important to me that I don't look stupid in my classes.

1 2 3 4 5
Not at all True
Somewhat True
Very True

4. One of my goals in my classes is to learn as much as I can.

1 2 3 4 5
Not at all True
Somewhat True
Very True

5. One of my goals is to show others that I'm good at my coursework.

1 2 3 4 5
Not at all True
Somewhat True
Very True

6. One of my goals is to keep others from thinking I'm not smart in my classes.

1 2 3 4 5
Not at all True
Somewhat True
Very True

7. One of my goals is to master a lot of new skills this year.

1 2 3 4 5
Not at all True
Somewhat True
Very True

8. One of my goals is to show others that coursework is easy for me.

1 2 3 4 5
Not at all True
Somewhat True
Very True

9. It's important to me that my teachers don't think that I know less than others in my classes.

1 2 3 4 5
Not at all True
Somewhat True
Very True

10. It's important to me that I thoroughly understand my coursework.

1 2 3 4 5
Not at all True
Somewhat True
Very True

 11. It's important to me that I look smart compared to others in my classes.

1 2 3 4 5
Not at all True
Somewhat True
Very True

12. It's important to me that I improve my skills this year.

1 2 3 4 5
Not at all True
Somewhat True
Very True

 13. One of my goals is to look smart in comparison to the other students in my classes.

1 2 3 4 5
Not at all True
Somewhat True
Very True

 14. One of my goals in my classes is to avoid looking like I have trouble doing the work.

1 2 3 4 5
Not at all True
Somewhat True
Very True

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

1. Working together with three or four other students on a project is a good way to learn.

1 2 3 4 5
Strongly Disagree
Disagree Somewhat
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Agree Somewhat
Strongly Agree

2. I don't like working in groups.

1 2 3 4 5
Strongly Disagree
Disagree Somewhat
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Agree Somewhat
Strongly Agree

3. I learn a lot in group activities.

1 2 3 4 5
Strongly Disagree
Disagree Somewhat
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Agree Somewhat
Strongly Agree

4. Group work is overrated.

1 2 3 4 5
Strongly Disagree
Disagree Somewhat
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Agree Somewhat
Strongly Agree

5. I enjoy working cooperatively in small groups.

1 2 3 4 5
Strongly Disagree
Disagree Somewhat
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Agree Somewhat
Strongly Agree

6. I'd rather work on my own than in a group.

1 2 3 4 5
Strongly Disagree
Disagree Somewhat
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Agree Somewhat
Strongly Agree

7. I enjoy group work in school.

1 2 3 4 5
Strongly Disagree
Disagree Somewhat
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Agree Somewhat
Strongly Agree

8. I find group work frustrating.

1 2 3 4 5
Strongly Disagree
Disagree Somewhat
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Agree Somewhat
Strongly Agree

9. I work well with others.

1 2 3 4 5
Strongly Disagree
Disagree Somewhat
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Agree Somewhat
Strongly Agree

10. Group work is a waste of time.

1 2 3 4 5
Strongly Disagree
Disagree Somewhat
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Agree Somewhat
Strongly Agree

11. I do my best work when I collaborate with other students.

1 2 3 4 5
Strongly Disagree
Disagree Somewhat
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Agree Somewhat
Strongly Agree

12. Professors should assign a lot of group work so students can learn to work well together.

1 2 3 4 5
Strongly Disagree
Disagree Somewhat
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Agree Somewhat
Strongly Agree

To what extent is each statement true of you?

1. I don't ask for help even when the work is too hard to solve on my own.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Definitely False
 
Definitely True

 2. If I need help to do a problem, I prefer to skip it rather than to ask for help.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Definitely False
 
Definitely True

3. I don't ask for help in class even if I don't understand the lesson.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Definitely False
 
Definitely True

4. If I didn't understand something, I would guess rather than ask someone for help.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Definitely False
 
Definitely True

5. I would rather do worse on an assignment I couldn't finish than ask for help.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Definitely False
 
Definitely True

6. Even if the work was too hard to do on my own, I wouldn't ask for help.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Definitely False
 
Definitely True

7. I would put down any answer rather than ask for help.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Definitely False
 
Definitely True

8. I don't ask questions in class, even if I don't understand the lesson.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Definitely False
 
Definitely True

9. If class work is too hard, I don't do it rather than ask for help.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Definitely False
 
Definitely True

The following five questions ask about your experiences in math and science classes during your time in college.

1. How important are these classes to you?

0 1 2 3
N/A-I have not participated in a class of this type
Not Important
Somewhat Important
Very Important

2. In these types of classes, how often have you been outstanding?

0 1 2 3 4 5
N/A-I have not participated in a class of this type
Never
Rarely
Occasionally
Often
Most of the Time

3. In these types of classes, how often have you been average?

0 1 2 3 4 5
N/A-I have not participated in a class of this type
Never
Rarely
Occasionally
Often
Most of the Time

4. In these types of classes, how often have you been significantly below average?

0 1 2 3 4 5
N/A-I have not participated in a class of this type
Never
Rarely
Occasionally
Often
Most of the Time

5. Compared to your peers, where on the bell curve would you rank your performance with regards to these types of classes? Use the image below.

N/A
a
b
c
d
e
I have not participated in a classof this type
Bottom tail
1-2 standard deviations below the mean
Within a standard deviation of the mean
1-2 standard deviations above the mean
Upper tail

The following five questions ask about your experiences in humanities and social sciences classes during your time in college.

1. How important are these classes to you?

0 1 2 3
N/A-I have not participated in a class of this type
Not Important
Somewhat Important
Very Important

2. In these types of classes, how often have you been outstanding?

0 1 2 3 4 5
N/A-I have not participated in a class of this type
Never
Rarely
Occasionally
Often
Most of the Time

3. In these types of classes, how often have you been average?

0 1 2 3 4 5
N/A-I have not participated in a class of this type
Never
Rarely
Occasionally
Often
Most of the Time

4. In these types of classes, how often have you been significantly below average?

0 1 2 3 4 5
N/A-I have not participated in a class of this type
Never
Rarely
Occasionally
Often
Most of the Time

5. Compared to your peers, where on the bell curve would you rank your performance with regards to these types of classes? Use the image below.

N/A
a
b
c
d
e

I have not participated in a class of this type

Bottom tail
1-2 standard deviations below the mean
Within a standard deviation of the mean
1-2 standard deviations above the mean
Upper tail

The following five questions ask about your experiences in non-credit extracurricular pursuits (e.g. arts and music) during your time in college.

1. How important are these activities to you?

0 1 2 3
N/A-I have not participated in an activity of this type
Not Important
Somewhat Important
Very Important

2. In these types of activities, how often have you been outstanding?

0 1 2 3 4 5
N/A-I have not participated in an activity of this type
Never
Rarely
Occasionally
Often
Most of the Time

3. In these types of activities, how often have you been average?

0 1 2 3 4 5
N/A-I have not participated in an activity of this type
Never
Rarely
Occasionally
Often
Most of the Time

4. In these types of activities, how often have you been significantly below average?

0 1 2 3 4 5
N/A-I have not participated in an activity of this type
Never
Rarely
Occasionally
Often
Most of the Time

5. Compared to your peers, where on the bell curve would you rank your performance with regards to these types of classes? Use the image below.

N/A
a
b
c
d
e
I have not participated in an activity of this type
Bottom tail
1-2 standard deviations below the mean
Within a standard deviation of the mean
1-2 standard deviations above the mean
Upper tail

The following five questions ask about your experiences in athletic or recreational extracurricular pursuits during your time in college.

1. How important are these activities to you?

0 1 2 3
N/A-I have not participated in an activity of this type
Not Important
Somewhat Important
Very Important

2. In these types of activities, how often have you been outstanding?

0 1 2 3 4 5
N/A-I have not participated in an activity of this type
Never
Rarely
Occasionally
Often
Most of the Time

3. In these types of activities, how often have you been average?

0 1 2 3 4 5
N/A-I have not participated in an activity of this type
Never
Rarely
Occasionally
Often
Most of the Time

4. In these types of activities, how often have you been significantly below average?

0 1 2 3 4 5
N/A-I have not participated in an activity of this type
Never
Rarely
Occasionally
Often
Most of the Time

5. Overall, where on the bell curve would you rank your performance with regards to these types of activities, compared to your peers? Use the image below.

N/A
a
b
c
d
e
I have not participated in an activity of this type
Bottom tail
1-2 standard deviations below the mean
Within a standard deviation of the mean
1-2 standard deviations above the mean
Upper tail

To what extent do you agree with the following statements?

 1. If at first you don't succeed try, try again.

1 2 3 4 5
Strongly Disagree
Disagree Somewhat
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Agree Somewhat
Strongly Agree

2. I should spend my energy doing things I am good at.

1 2 3 4 5
Strongly Disagree
Disagree Somewhat
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Agree Somewhat
Strongly Agree

3. I always try to persevere no matter what.

1 2 3 4 5
Strongly Disagree
Disagree Somewhat
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Agree Somewhat
Strongly Agree

4. It is important to spend time on things I'm good at.

1 2 3 4 5
Strongly Disagree
Disagree Somewhat
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Agree Somewhat
Strongly Agree
 

Part 8.

This scale consists of a number of words that describe different feelings and emotions. Read each item and then check the appropriate answer next to that word. Indicate to what extent you have felt this way during the past week.

1. Interested

1 2 3 4 5
Very slightly or not at all
A little
Moderately
Quite a bit
Extremely

2. Distressed

1 2 3 4 5
Very slightly or not at all
A little
Moderately
Quite a bit
Extremely

3. Excited

1 2 3 4 5
Very slightly or not at all
A little
Moderately