ERIC Number: ED326139
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Significant Similarities between Accredited and Non-Accredited Colleges.
Waggener, Anna T.; And Others
This study investigated the relationship of accreditation and institutional characteristics, social-psychological factors of college presidents, and institutional compliance abilities. It also sought to determine if there were selected differences between two year and four year institutions. The Survey of Interpersonal Values was mailed to 249 college presidents of two-year and four-year accredited and non-accredited institutions. The survey measured support, conformity, recognition, independence, benevolence, and leadership. Compliance abilities for membership in the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools were also measured. Prominent factors related to accreditation were institutional compliance abilities and institutional characteristics. There was no significant relationship between accreditation and the social-psychological factors of college presidents. Two-year and four-year institutions differed on institutional age, full-time equivalent enrollment, and full-time faculty. Includes six references. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, November 14-16, 1990).