ERIC Number: ED345792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
CCSEQ: Test Manual and Comparative Data. Community College Student Experiences Questionnaire.
Lehman, Penny W.; And Others
The Community College Student Experiences Questionnaire (CCSEQ) is an instrument designed to determine how community college students spend their time and what quality of effort they put into learning. Specifically, the content of the questionnaire focuses on four elements: who students are and why they are at the college; how extensively and productively they use the facilities and opportunities the college provides; what their impressions of the college are; and what progress they think they have made toward important goals. The purpose of this manual is to provide information to users of the CCSEQ which will aid in planning and implementing studies and in summarizing and interpreting results. In chapter 1, C. Robert Pace provides an overview of the development of the CCSEQ and of the framework upon which the instrument is based. Chapter 2 contains an item-by-item summary of the content of the questionnaire, as well as descriptions of the quality of effort and satisfaction scales it utilizes. Some of the instrument's psychometric properties are explored in chapter 3, covering college activities items, the quality of effort scales, estimate of gains, and the relationship between college activities and estimate of gains. In chapter 4, comparative data compiled from the responses gathered at 24 community colleges are presented for an all-student sample (n=7,683), a transfer sample (n=4,024), and a vocational sample (n=1,607). The appendixes include a copy of the CCSEQ, suggestions for its use (prepared by Karen Lefever and Penny W. Lehman) and for the organization of results, a list of community colleges included in the comparative sample, additional data tables related to the CCSEQ's psychometric properties, a reprint of an abstract published in "Leadership Abstracts" describing an article by Jack Friedlander and Peter MacDougall entitled "Increasing Student Involvement in Learning"; and a CCSEQ information flyer and order form. Includes 6 references and 23 tables. (JMC)
Descriptors: College Environment, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Data Collection, Data Interpretation, Psychometrics, Questionnaires, Research Design, Research Utilization, Statistical Analysis, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Student Characteristics, Student Experience, Student Participation, Tables (Data), Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.
Identifiers: Community College Student Experiences Quest