ERIC Number: ED202412
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: 0
An Assessment of Student Attitudes and Awareness of the Placement Services Program at Salem State College.
McClain, Ruth S.
Student attitudes and awareness of the placement services at Salem State College were studied. A questionnaire was administered to 300 randomly selected students, or 6 percent of the school population. Ninety percent of the respondents were between 16 and 25 years old. There were twice as many freshmen as seniors in the study sample (and the college population). It was found that although more than 84 percent of the respondents were aware of the placement services and 68 percent were aware of the location of the services, only about one-fourth ever used the services. Of the individuals (24 percent) who used the placement services (primarily seniors) 55 percent indicated satisfaction with the resource materials and 62 percent were satisfied with the staff. Thirty-eight percent of the respondents reported satisfaction with the workshop and consultation aspects of the placement services. Seventy-four percent of the respondents indicated a need for career counseling and of that group, 64 percent expressed a willingness to participate in group career development counseling. Study recommendations and a sample questionnaire are included. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Salem State College MA