ERIC Number: ED032064
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Moraine Valley Resident: His Attitude Toward the Community College and His Socio-Economic Characteristics.
Moraine Valley Community Coll., Oak Lawn, IL. Office of Research and Curriculum Planning.
A study was conducted to give the college current community data for educational planning and to give social science students the experience of helping to conduct a survey. The parts of the report were highlights of the survey results, purpose and background of the study, its methods and limitations, attitudes of residents to the college, and residents' socioeconomic status. The highlights were: (1) 80% of the residents agreed with college goals, 18% were neutral or uncertain, 2% disagreed; (2) approval increased along with an increase in satisfaction with other community services, in social status, and in length of community residence; (3) residents approved of the transfer goals more than the developmental program goals; (4) 75% felt that taxes for the college were a good investment and that the college improved the community. Head-of-household characteristics were: (1) nearly half had lived in the community for 10 or more years, 70% in the county for 20 or more years, and 60% in the state for 30 or more years; (2) 75% had completed high school, 40% had gone farther, and over 10% had college degrees; (3) a third were skilled workers; a third were semi-skilled, salesmen, or managers; the other third included those in professional, service, clerical, or unskilled jobs; (4) about half worked in Chicago, a fourth in the college district, and a fourth in other parts of the metropolitan area. Methods of training student interviewers are described and samples of the survey materials are appended. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Moraine Valley Community Coll., Oak Lawn, IL. Office of Research and Curriculum Planning.