ERIC Number: ED025707
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1965
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An Evaluative Analysis of Selected University Conference Programs Conducted at Kellogg Center for Continuing Education Michigan State University.
Densmore, Max L.
An analysis of residential continuing education programs conducted by University Conference Services at Michigan State University's Kellogg Center for Continuing Education was conducted in order to develop an instrument and methodology with universal application to measure conference success and participant satisfaction. Data were gathered from 630 respondents attending ten conferences, who were classified by Bureau of the Census industrial areas of origin, occupational level, and sex. Participants' perception of their learning and the relationship to over all satisfaction with the conference experience were analyzed. The Kropp Verner Reaction Scale was extensively used in measuring conference success and overall satisfaction. It was found that women favored conferences more than men; a significant difference existed between participant reactions when classified by industry of employment; program satisfaction was rated differently depending upon occupational level; and a mutual relationship existed between how participants judged the quality of their learning experience and degree of total satisfaction. Numerical indexes of participant satisfaction and conference success were developed for each conference analyzed. (author/pt)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Doctoral Dissertations, Employment Level, Evaluation Methods, Extension Education, Occupations, Participant Characteristics, Participant Satisfaction, Residential Programs, Sex Differences, Statistical Data
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing.