ERIC Number: ED240320
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Pilot Testing a Model of School Adjustment for Postsecondary Vocational Education Programs.
Kayser, Terrence F.; Brown, James M.
A study examined educational adjustment (the personal and environmental compatibility with an educational program) and its relationship to several variables to which it is believed to be related. These variables included measures of satisfaction and satisfactoriness, several aptitude measures, and a series of demographic variables obtained from student records. Participants in the small validation effort were 96 students from a small, rural area vocational technical institute in central Minnesota in six different programs: all-female, all-male, and mixed-gender. Two questionnaires were developed for use: a student satisfactoriness (performance) questionnaire and a student satisfaction questionnaire. Results of analyses seemed to support the reliability and validity of the two constructs, satisfaction and satisfactoriness; the acceptance of the results of the canonical correlation analysis rejected the hypothesis that no relationship exists between the two sets of variables. A constructed measure of educational adjustment was also accurately described by the relationship between the satisfaction and satisfactoriness variables on a program-by-program basis. (Appendixes include data on factor/item relationships and factor loadings after varimax rotation.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Montreal, Canada, April 1983).