ERIC Number: ED231490
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Feb-11
Reference Count: 0
Walk-Off Follow-Up, Spring 1982 Students. TEX-SIS Follow-Up, Volume 5, #1.
Yavapai County Community Coll. District, Prescott, AZ.
A follow-up study was undertaken at Yavapai College to determine why students stopped attending class and if possible to help them return to class. Instructors identified student "walk-outs" and notified Special Services staff who attempted to contact the students. In spring 1982, 129 walk-outs were contacted to determine why they had stopped attending class, if they had stopped attending all of their classes, what college services they had used, their future plans for enrollment, their current employment status, and their feelings about their educational experience at Yavapai. The study revealed: (1) 62.2% of the respondents did not feel that they had stopped attending class and 72.2% intended to return to class during the semester; (2) 20 of the respondents indicated that they had stopped attending classes due to "conflicting job hours," 21 due to "personal/family illness or injury," and 53 due to "other" reasons such as financial problems, too much homework, conflicting class schedule, and inconvenient hour; (3) 40% of the students had used financial aid services and 36.7% had obtained counseling; and (4) 62.2% of the students felt satisfied and 19.3% felt very satisfied with their educational experience at Yavapai. The study report includes student comments and the questionnaire. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Yavapai County Community Coll. District, Prescott, AZ.