ERIC Number: ED057797
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
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A Study of Mature Women at Santa Fe Junior College. A Topical Paper.
As a subgroup of all students attending junior colleges, adult students have been rarely studied. The number of students over age 23 is increasing because of more leisure time, rising standards of living, increasing interest in education, and demands for specific job training and re-training. This study focuses on adult women students, defined as women over 25 years old, enrolled in credit courses at the four campuses of Santa Fe Junior College in Florida in the Fall of 1970. First, existing literature on adult women students is reviewed. The second part reports on the results of the questionnaire (a copy is appended) which gathered information on the students' age, marital status, number of children, race, educational interests, outside work, purpose in attending college, problems in attending college, relationship with other students, extra-curricular activities, attitudes toward Santa Fe, and knowledge of and use of services at the college. Sixty-nine percent of the 285 women who received the questionnaire responded; the 285 comprised 13.3 percent of the full-time enrollment. While few generalizations were made about the respondents as a group, the report concludes that many adult women students have special needs and problems that the college could better serve with changes in scheduling and credit arrangements, special orientation programs, and counseling. (LP)
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Authoring Institution: Florida Community Junior Coll. Inter-institutional Research Council, Gainesville.