ERIC Number: ED066150
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of Community Colleges. Health Survey: Students Entering Post-Secondary Education in British Columbia, Fall 1971.
Laking, Joyce J.; And Others
The fifth report in the series, The Impact of Junior Colleges, presents the results of a health survey form administered to 11,000 students entering the post-secondary educational system in British Columbia, fall 1971. The objective of the research was to assess the impact of colleges from the point of view of the students, the community and educational system, and to develop practical means of producing such information on an on-going basis for educational planning purposes. Conclusions drawn from the results of the health survey were: (1) students reported few recognized pre-existing or acute physical problems. More emphasis was placed on situational, psychological or emotional problems such as lack of money, academic and career problems, and disruptive family situations; (2) the presence or absence of an existing facility was not necessarily a discriminating variable in student inclination to use a college health service; (3) an efficient emergency service would be used and appreciated by students; (4) students seemed to have a good knowledge of community health resources and were able to use them; (5) college awareness of student anxieties and availability of resources to cope with them would be an important addition to educational facilities in the post-secondary field. (RG)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Donner Canadian Foundation.
Authoring Institution: B. C. Research, Vancouver (British Columbia).
Identifiers: British Columbia