ERIC Number: ED198469
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Development of a Student Needs Assessment Inventory for Secondary School Guidance Departments.
Guidelines issued by the Ministry of Education suggested a needs assessment model for designing school guidance programs. Subsequently, an instrument was developed to enable school guidance personnel to conduct an assessment of student needs. A 119-item questionnaire reflecting 13 areas of need was administered to 313 secondary students. Students rated each item in terms of its importance and in terms of their degree of satisfaction with the service provided. Data analysis resulted in reduction of the questionnaire to 74 items in 8 areas and a rewriting of the item format and satisfaction rating. The revised questionnaire was administered to 707 students in 3 secondary schools. Data analysis from this administration resulted in a 46-item questionnaire focused on 11 major factors, including personal skills, career preparation, leadership, creativity, leisure, economic influences, college preparation, work experience, job interviews, family relationships, and working conditions. (The tables list items, item number, and factor loadings; the final inventory is included in the appendix.) (NRB)
Descriptors: Career Exploration, College Preparation, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Individual Differences, Needs Assessment, Participant Satisfaction, School Guidance, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Student Development, Student Needs, Test Construction
Educational Research and Evaluation Services, North York Board of Education, 171 Avondale Avenue, Willowdale, Ontario, Canada M2N 2V4 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North York Board of Education, Willowdale (Ontario).