ERIC Number: ED167221
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Counseling and Advisement Needs Assessment, Winter 1978. Outcomes Measurement Follow-Up.
Craig, Ross Ann; Wetzel, Susan
Surveys were administered to students at Delaware County Community College to determine their counseling and advisement needs and whether they knew where they could receive help in the areas of course and curriculum choice, counseling services, health education services, and career planning services. A random sample of 500 students enrolled for the winter 1978 term was selected to participate and a response rate of 46.4% was realized. Generally, the three highest areas of expressed need were college transfer information, job information, and selecting courses. The three lowest areas of expressed need were drug and alcohol counseling, drug and alcohol information, and family counseling. All areas mentioned were rated by the majority of respondents as "important" or "very important," regardless of whether the individual felt he or she needed help in that area. Thus, knowing that the service existed was important. The study revealed that, in general, evening and off-campus students, though often expressing greater advisement needs, were less aware of how to obtain help than day students. The specific results are presented in tabular form by total group and by campus of attendance. The survey instrument is appended. (Author/MB)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Planning, Community Colleges, Counseling Services, Drug Education, Educational Counseling, Evening Students, Family Counseling, Health Education, Needs Assessment, School Surveys, Student Attitudes, Student Needs, Student Personnel Services, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Delaware County Community Coll., Media, PA.
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