ERIC Number: ED255099
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Measuring the Quality of College Student Experiences. An Account of the Development and Use of the College Student Experiences Questionnaire.
Pace, C. Robert
The development and use of the College Student Experiences Questionnaire to assess the quality of students' effort and the attainment of college-related goals are discussed. The questionnaire covers college facilities (e.g., educational, cultural, and recreational), and personal/interpersonal experiences at college. Responses to 14 scales covering 142 activities produce a measure of the quality of effort invested in each of the topics or aspects of college life. Also covered are student background characteristics, including grades, aspirations, and financial arrangements. Additional scales allow students to rate the college's emphasis on the development of scholarly, creative, and analytical qualities, occupational competence, and the practical value of courses. Also covered are student views of personal relationships, the extent of student reading and writing during the current school year, and student satisfaction with college. Finally, students indicate the extent of progress concerning typical objectives. In addition to discussing the reliability of the instrument, findings are analyzed, with consideration to the prediction of achievement, satisfaction with college, and the diagnostic value and significance of quality of effort. Appended are 16 technical tables reflecting statistical results and a 4-page bibliography. (SW)
Descriptors: College Students, Educational Attainment, Educational Facilities, Educational Objectives, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Outcomes of Education, Questionnaires, Reading, Recreational Facilities, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student College Relationship, Student Development, Student Experience, Student Motivation, Test Reliability, Writing (Composition)
Higher Education Research Institute, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024 ($7.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Higher Education Research Inst., Inc., Los Angeles, CA.
Identifiers: College Student Experiences Questionnaire