ERIC Number: ED044640
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Reception of the Interpersonal Relations Series of the Continuing Education Project for Public Health Workers in North Carolina.
Research was conducted on reactions of North Carolina public health workers to the telecasts, study manuals, and group discussion sessions used for seven programs (Introduction, Group Discussion, Communication, Cooperation, Culture and Public Health, Our Public Image, and Questions and Answers, respectively) in the interpersonal relations series of the state continuing education program. A special evaluation form elicited responses from State Board of Health and local health department personnel. Members of different occupations (nurses, health officers, secretaries, sanitarians, laboratory workers) varied significantly in perceptions of the value of telecasts and discussion for Program One; of telecasts and manuals for Program Five; and of all three components for Program Three and all seven programs combined. Perceptions of study manuals and group discussion sessions differed significantly by state versus local affiliation. Perceptions for all three program components varied by program topic and by county health department size and location. Respondents in most occupations saw great value in all three components, especially the telecasts and discussions. However, problems relating to scheduling, presentation, subject interest, television reception, and negative attitudes toward continuing education, were noted. (LY)
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Attitudes, Educational Television, Geographic Regions, Group Discussion, Guides, Health Personnel, Occupations, Organization Size (Groups), Perception, Professional Continuing Education, Program Content, Program Evaluation, Public Health, Public Relations, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Public Health Association, Birmingham, AL. Southern Branch.
Identifiers: North Carolina