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CIRP Survey: Openness to Diversity

 
CIRP Freshman Survey
Table 3A: Openness to Diversity
Rate yourself on each of the following traits as compared with the average person your age:1 Miami University - Historical Trends   Current Results: 2013
2009 2010 2011 2012   Miami University Public Universities - High Selectivity
Ability to see the world from someone else's perspective
  Highest 10%
20.7% 19.3% 20.3% 20.8%   29.3% 33.2%
Above average 47.2% 49.3% 46.4% 50.4%   45.7% 47.0%
Average 30.1% 28.3% 30.2% 26.9%   22.4% 17.9%
Below average 1.8% 2.4% 2.9% 1.7%   2.3% 1.7%
Lowest 10% 0.3% 0.7% 0.1% 0.2%   0.3% 0.2%
Mean 3.86 3.84 3.84 3.90   4.01 4.11
Standard deviation 0.76 0.78 0.78 0.74   0.80 0.76
Tolerance of others with different beliefs
  Highest 10%
28.6% 27.3% 29.0% 31.5%   42.9% 49.1%
Above average 46.3% 45.8% 43.7% 43.2%   36.8% 36.0%
Average 22.6% 23.9% 23.9% 21.7%   16.3% 12.8%
Below average 2.2% 1.6% 3.0% 3.4%   3.5% 1.9%
Lowest 10% 0.3% 1.4% 0.4% 0.2%   0.5% 0.2%
Mean 4.01 3.96 3.98 4.02   4.18 4.32
Standard deviation 0.79 0.84 0.83 0.83   0.86 0.78
Ability to work cooperatively with diverse people
  Highest 10%
31.1% 29.7% 31.4% 40.5%   54.2% 54.8%
Above average 49.1% 48.0% 48.6% 43.3%   31.9% 32.8%
Average 18.1% 20.8% 18.4% 14.8%   12.4% 10.9%
Below average 1.3% 0.9% 1.3% 1.2%   1.4% 1.3%
Lowest 10% 0.5% 0.6% 0.3% 0.1%   0.1% 0.2%
Mean 4.09 4.05 4.10 4.23   4.39 4.41
Standard deviation 0.76 0.77 0.75 0.75   0.76 0.75
1 Prior to 2013, the response options for all items reported in this table were: Highest 10%, Above Average, Average, Below Average, and Lowest 10%.

 

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