ERIC Number: ED196506
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Follow-Up Study of Non-Transfer, Academic Students from the British Columbia Community Colleges: Summary Report.
Jones, Gordon; And Others
In Fall 1979, a survey was conducted to determine the attitudes and goals of a selected sample of students who had enrolled in academic transfer programs at 13 British Columbia community colleges, but who had not transferred to a four-year institution. The 24-item questionnaire asked students to provide information on: (1) full/part-time status while at college; (2) major; (3) change to a vocational program; (4) original reason for attending college and degree to which goal was met; (5) factors influencing college choice; (6) primary reasons for withdrawal from original college and for not attending a university; (7) potential influences on furthering their education; (8) importance of selected educational objectives; (9) highest level of education expected; (10) hypothetical source of educational financing; (11) current activities; (12) educational activities; (13) interest in vocational education; (14) field of employment; (15) length of time spent looking for a job; (16) job location; (17) educational requirements for current job; (18) education/job relationship; (19) usefulness of college education in achieving selected personal goals; (20) attitudes toward community colleges; (21) sex; and (22) age. The study report, in addition to an item-by-item analysis of 3,367 responses, summarizes broad findings in terms of the college academic program, the college student, and the college concept. (JP)
Descriptors: Age, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Dropouts, Education Work Relationship, Employment, Enrollment Influences, Females, Majors (Students), Males, Outcomes of Education, State Surveys, Student Attitudes, Student Educational Objectives, Terminal Students, Transfer Programs, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria.; Academic Council of British Columbia, Victoria.
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Research Council, Vancouver.
Identifiers: British Columbia