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ERIC Number: ED083487
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Pages: 17
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Student Personnel Programs for Married Students: A Needs Assessment.
Flores, Thomas R.
Student personnel services in United States colleges and universities largely ignore the needs of married students and their families. This report serves the following purposes: (1) to discover needs of the married student population for student services; (2) to propose programmatic endeavors to serve the needs discovered; and (3) to develop and present a needs assessment procedure with general applicability in planning for higher education student personnel programs. To explore the area of student selfhood support and development, the study developed a needs assessment instrument based on 24 criterion probes to compare desired student status with actual student status. Deficiencies between actual and desired status represent student needs. The investigation also attempted to identify subgroups of married students sharing similar needs. While finding a high degree of satisfaction among married students, the study discovered seven problem areas: supplemental income, affiliation need, family involvement, relationship with college, child care, job information, and college expectations and opportunities. The author suggests four alterations in student personnel services to meet these needs. (Author/LAA)
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Note: Paper presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Meeting, 9-12 April 1973, San Diego, California