Cluster 5 Spring 2005 Assessment Results. Wellness Domain. Cluster 5 Course Requirement. Complete 1 course in each domain. Assessment Day Data Collection Scheme: Pre/Post.
Students in each cohort are tested twice on the same instrument – once as incoming freshmen (0 credit hours) and again in after they’ve completed 45-70 credit hours.
Cohort 2: First time for Cluster 5 to have pre/post data since new objectives/instruments.
On average, students are answering 60% of the items correctly. Most scores are between 19 & 25.
N = 82
N = 555
More courses completed, the higher the mean. Differences among the means, however, are of small practical significance (d=.06)
Means for students completing two Wellness classes not reported due to small N
There were minor differences among the KWH1 means (d= .20)
There was a positive and moderate relationship between KWH1 Total score and course grade (r = .31) in both GKIN100 and GHTH100.
Average increase of 6.1% in wellness domain knowledge
N = 16
N = 355
Means on the KWH1 for “completers” and “non-completers” are very similar. This indicates that gains made on the KWH1 may simply be a function of maturation, not a function of having completed one’s wellness domain requirement.
N = 215
N = 135
The same gains (~ 2 pt increase) can be expected in average KWH1 scores for students fulfilling their wellness domain requirement by taking either GHTH100 or GKIN100.
Even in Spring 2005, there were still 14 items where less than half of the students were obtaining the correct answer.
7% or more students answered these items correctly in Spring 2005 than in Fall 2003
There were three items (5,11, & 15) with sizable gains, meaning that ~20% or more of the students responded correctly to these items in Spring 2005 than in Fall 2003.
Items with no change, or change in the wrong direction are shown below for items that are of medium to extreme difficulty.
Items as a whole don’t seem to be related to any one goal or objective, but they do seem to be related to the recall of specific information.
- 53.9% 60%
- ~ 20% or more of students responded correctly in Spring 2005 than in Fall 2003
- Seem to be related to the recall of specific information
- Lack of improvement may be a function of the item being confusing or ambiguous and in need of revision
JMU (n = 628) vs.Transfer/AP Students (n = 16)
N = 555
N = 82
More courses completed, the higher the mean. Differences among the means, however, are of small practical significance (d=.17)
There was a minor difference between the HWQ1-Part1 means (d = .14)
There was a positive yet small relationship between HWQ1 – Part1 Total score and course grade in both GHTH100 (r = .14) and GKIN100 (r = .05).
Average increase of 2.1% in healthy behaviors
N = 21
N = 283
Means for “completers” and “non-completers” are very similar. This indicates that gains in healthy behavior may simply be a function of maturation, not a function of having completed one’s wellness domain requirement.
Did not report the averages for GEIC101 since only 6 students completed that course
N = 165
N = 114
The same gains (~ 1 pt increase) can be expected in average HWQ1- Part1 scores for students fulfilling their wellness domain requirement by taking either GHTH100 or GKIN100.
The pattern of averages across items for both administrations is quite similar. Relative frequencies stay about the the same over time.
As second semester sophomores, students are spending less time socializing with friends or family and eating more hamburgers, hotdogs and sausages than they did as incoming freshmen.
The largest increases in healthy behaviors include the frequency with which students exercise to strengthen muscles (Q10) and do stretching exercises (Q13).
- Q9, Q11, and Q12 are exceptions, these decrease
On average, students are answering 60% of the items correctly. The majority of students have scores that range from 22-28.
N = 555
N = 82
Although the Part 2 average was higher for “completers”, the difference between the two averages was minor (d = .11).
There was no difference in the averages for students taking GHTH100 as opposed to GKIN100 (d = .18)
r = .25
Removal of the outlier did not substantially change the descriptive statistics and correlations
r = .08
Average increase of 3.4% in ability to discern “myths” from “facts”
Items in which 88% or more of incoming freshmen are identifying correctly as myths or facts
Since so many students know these concepts coming into JMU, little to no time needs to be allocated to this content in the wellness domain course
Proportion Correct Item Item Content Fall 03 Spring 05 Diff.
- 70% 73.4%
- Since so many students know these concepts coming into JMU, little to no time needs to be allocated to this content
- May be a result of them having completed their wellness domain requirement, or maturation