ERIC Number: ED231478
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun-1
Reference Count: 0
A Study to Determine the Loci of Knowledge of and Support for Brookdale Community College.
Ryan, Gordon Jeremiah
In winter 1982, a study was conducted to determine whether support for and knowledge of Brookdale Community College (BCC) were affected by demographic indicators such as age, sex, ethnicity, income, and residence. Surveys mailed to 195,000 addresses in Monmouth County asked respondents about their knowledge and use of various college services and their satisfaction with the services they had used. Questions related to knowledge (i.e., Have you heard about, or attended, or used services of BCC?); satisfaction (i.e., How well satisfied are you with the services or courses you have used?); and need (Are there needs in Monmouth County that BCC is not meeting at this time?) were analyzed by demographic subpopulations. Findings, based on a 5.9% response rate, included the following: (1) there were no significant differences in knowledge of or satisfaction with BCC based on proximity of residence to the college; (2) middle and higher income respondents were more knowledgeable about and satisfied with BCC than lower income respondents; (3) lower income respondents were significantly more likely to feel that there were unmet educational needs in the county; (4) Asian and White respondents were more knowledgeable about BCC than Blacks and Hispanics, but a higher percentage of Whites and Blacks were "very satisfied" with the college than Asians or Hispanics; (5) women were more knowledgeable about and satisfied with BCC than men; and (6) respondents aged 19 or under were more knowledgeable about the college than the population as a whole. The survey instrument is appended. (LL)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New Jersey (Monmouth County)
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.