allowed administration of instruments during class time, but students were not allowed
class time to complete the instruments and were asked to return the completed
instruments at the next normally scheduled class meeting time. Students were given
extra-credit for their participation.
There were 150 students enrolled in Class F of which 115 participated. All
respondents of this course were full-time students. The majority of the course was female
(69.6%, n=80) with 30.4% of the class being male (n=35).
Class F was composed of 12 academic majors of which 81.8% were held by two
majors, nutritional science (55.7%, n=64) and food science and human nutrition (26.1%,
n=30). Eight students (7%) were working towards majors in dietetics.
Class F students had a mode age of 21 years (43.5%, n=50). There were 30.4%
(n=35) students reporting as 20 years old and 8.7% (n=10) students reporting as 22 years
old. Of the respondents, juniors made up the majority (58.3%, n=67) of Class F with
seniors constituting 33.0% (n=38). Also enrolled in Class F were six (5.2%) sophomores
and four (3.5%) freshmen.
Students were asked how many courses were taken in the subject area similar to
Class F. Of the respondents, 1.7% (n=2) had taken no courses, 29.6% (n=34) had taken
one to two courses, 44.3% (n=51) had taken three to four courses and 24.3% (n=28) had
taken more than four courses in the subject area.
Student participants were asked how many problem sets had taken more than an
hour to complete during a typical week. In Class F, 81.7% (n=94) asserted no problem
sets, 16.5% (n=19) claimed one to two problem sets and 1.7% (n=2) claimed three to four
problem sets given during a typical week had taken longer than an hour to complete.