ERIC Number: ED247975
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Assisting the Community College Transfer Student--A Consumer Oriented Inquiry.
A study was conducted to determine what combination of a student's personal characteristics and community college experiences contributed to a successful transfer to a four-year institution, and to learn which constellations of current and proposed campus resouces at Mt. San Jacinto College (MSJC) were most valuable in assisting students to transfer. Surveys were mailed to 389 present and former MSJC students who had transferred to a four-year college, were potential transfers, or were qualified to transfer, but elected not to. In addition, interviews were conducted with students who represented high and low frequencies of campus resource use. Study findings, based on a 39% response rate, included the following: (1) counseling resources were selected as the most useful in terms of transfer assistance; (2) predictors of successful transfer included being dissatisfied with frequency of use of counseling services, receiving an evaluation of progress, being relatively dissatisfied with MSJC's reputation, having a father with more years of education, not living with a spouse, and seeking information on financial aid; (3) transfers tended to have high academic performance expectations, to value counseling services and classroom instruction, and to have educational goals of a bachelor's degree or higher; and (4) family responsibilities and cost factors were the most frequently cited reasons for not transferring. The questionnaire and a review of the literature are included. (LAL)
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Counseling Effectiveness, Graduate Surveys, Postsecondary Education, Questionnaires, Student Characteristics, Student College Relationship, Student Educational Objectives, Student Personnel Services, Terminal Students, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers: Mount San Jacinto College CA
Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Claremont Graduate School, California.