ERIC Number: ED031649
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Adult Part-Time Students in a Community College.
Mohawk Valley Community Coll., Utica, NY.
Using a student biographical inventory, quick word test, and survey of program dropouts, adult part time students in Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC) Evening Division credit and noncredit courses were studied as to personal background, motivation, self-concept, mental ability, educational and vocational plans, and program satisfaction. Comparisons were made with adult groups from George Washington University and a private, four year New York State college. These were among the findings: (1) the MVCC group tended to be older, have less formal education beyond high school, have lower income and occupational levels, and be less degree oriented, and had been away from education longer, than comparison groups; (2) MVCC adult withdrawals were largely for personal reasons; (3) most of the MVCC group chose courses with little or not help from the college; (4) the MVCC and Washington groups were most similar in such areas as cultural activities and reading habits; (5) most of the MVCC group had had little or no guidance in choosing courses. (Included are 14 tables, 16 references, and survey forms.) (ly)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Counseling, Adult Dropouts, Adult Students, Age Differences, Community Colleges, Educational Background, Income, Intervals, Leisure Time, Motivation, Occupations, Part Time Students, Participant Characteristics, Participant Satisfaction, Self Concept, Surveys
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Authoring Institution: Mohawk Valley Community Coll., Utica, NY.