ERIC Number: ED196501
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Results of the Fall 1980 No Show Survey. Student Flow Program, Report 10.
Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Kapiolani Community Coll.
A survey was conducted of the 1,055 individuals who were accepted for admission at Kapiolani Community College (KCC) in Fall 1980, but who did not enroll for classes. The survey instrument asked the "no shows" to indicate: (1) all of their reasons for not attending; (2) their single most important reason for not attending; and (3) their current vocational and educational activities. The 37% response rate to the mailed survey was substantially improved by a telephone follow-up, which raised the response rate to 58%. Of the eight reasons listed on the questionnaire, "other," which included the decision to attend another school, was the most frequently cited reason for not attending and was cited as the most important reason for not attending by 38.4% of the respondents. The second most frequently cited major reason was "decided to work" (checked by 29.4% of the respondents), followed by "personal" (8.7%), "course not available" (8.3%), "changed goal" (7.4%), "registration hassles" (2.8%), "no help received" (2.7%), and "denied program entry" (2.3%). As to their current activities, 63% of the respondents were working, 26.3% were attending another school, 5.1% were not looking for work, and 4.6% were seeking employment. The survey report details the study's methodology, compares the characteristics of the respondents and non-respondents, and analyzes findings by respondent sex and program interest. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Kapiolani Community Coll.
Identifiers: No Shows