ERIC Number: ED026986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Functional Relationships of Junior College Environments and Selected Characteristics of Faculties, Students, the Administration, and the Community. Final Report.
Hendrix, Vernon L.
Nearly 100 junior colleges were studied to find the interrelationships among college environments and faculty, student, administrator, and community characteristics and to examine the variables that generate and maintain them. Data were gathered on three factors: (1) external determinants (variables like community characteristics, and student and faculty preferences for environmental dimension, each with subsets); (2) internal determinants (Junior College Environmental Scales [JCES], namely, Conventional Conformity, Internationalization, Maturation, and Humanism); (3) criterion measures (outputs of the college and student attitudes to it). For evaluation of college outputs, several indices were used; for student attitudes, two sets of items were used. Of the seven canonical analysis made to estimate the relationships among the three factors, five showed statistically significant correlations. One showed two dimensions between external determinants and the four JCES; the second found three common dimensions between the external determinants and measures of student satisfaction and achievement; the third described the relationship between external determinants and student participation in activities; the fourth associated the JCES with 19 items of student satisfaction and achievement; the fifth correlated the JCES with participation in student activities. Regression analyses are summarized for each of 21 independent variables and 44 dependent variables. Discussion, conclusions, implications, and tables showing all correlations are given. (HH)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis.