Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)



First Advisor


First Committee Member

J. Marc Jantzen

Second Committee Member

David K. Brumer

Third Committee Member

Walter S. Knox

Fourth Committee Member

Lloyd H. King


The problem of college student mortality and the prognosis of academic success have long intrigued school administrators and educational psychologists. The prediction of academic achievement remains a problem and the tremendous waste represented by the high percentage of drop-outs continues to pose a serious challenge to our institutions of higher education.

Statement of the Problem

The problem with which this study was concerned was to determine what differences, measurable by the Thematic Apperception Test, exist between students who have been identified as successful in college and those who have been identified as unsuccessful.



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