ERIC Number: ED202413
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: 0
An Assessment of Student Attitudes and Awareness of the Health Services Program at Salem State College.
McClain, Ruth S.
Student attitudes and awareness of the health services program at Salem State College were studied. A questionnaire was administered to 312 randomly selected students, or 7 percent of the school population. Ninety percent of the respondents were between 16 and 25 years old. Findings indicate that although nearly 90 percent of the respondents were aware of the health service facility on campus, less than one-half had used the services. Most of the students who took advantage of the health services were resident women at the junior and senior levels. Those students who were most frequently unaware of the health services or had not used them were freshmen and sophomore men commuter students. Few students had used the hospital emergency room of the health services. Most of the respondents (62 percent) were unwilling to pay an increased health fee in order to expand the currently available services. Most respondents were covered by their parents' family health insurance plan, and therefore did not feel the need to be involved in the plan offered through the college. Although few students offered suggestions for expanding the programs of the health services, those suggested were: a first aid and CPR course, services of a dermatologist and dietician, and dental coverage/improved insurance benefits. 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
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