ERIC Number: ED172651
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Part-Time Students at the University of New South Wales. Tertiary Education Research Centre Monograph No. 2.
Barrett, Eve M.
Information is presented on part-time male students entering the departments of commerce, engineering, and science of the University of New South Wales in 1969. The major puroose of the survey was to obtain infomration relevant to the general studies program. In addition to asking the student his views on general studies, information was obtained on background characteristics, reasons for coming to the university, expectations, and ideas about the purposes of a university education. Reasons for part-time study include financial problems, poor school performance, independence, and uncertainty about future employment opportunities. A low success rate was found for part-time students. It is suggested that these failing students will drop out either by choice or because the university may not consider them suitable for further study. Comparative data on full-time students are presented, and suggestions for the university to meet the needs of part-time students are offered. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Aspiration, Business Education, College Freshmen, Dropouts, Engineering Education, Expectation, Failure, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Males, Part Time Students, Questionnaires, Research Projects, Science Education, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student College Relationship, Student Needs, Success
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New South Wales Univ., Kensington (Australia). Tertiary Education Research Centre.
Identifiers: Australia; University of New South Wales (Australia)