ERIC Number: ED097076
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Comparative Needs Analysis of Supportive Services for Non-Handicapped and Handicapped Persons Seeking Post-Secondary Education from the Community College System.
Graham, Gary L.; And Others
This study was concerned with identifying the specific information needs and personal needs of handicapped students and comparing the selected needs with needs of general students. The study hypothesis was that there is no significant difference between identified needs of handicapped students and those of general students. The significance between the two groups was analyzed using the chi-square statistical technique. The results of the study indicated that handicapped students had significantly greater information needs in the areas of federal loans, aptitude testing, scholarships, solical security benefits, jobs, medi-cal benefits, course prerequisites, work experience, elective courses, and welfare benefits. The personal needs of the handicapped were significantly higher in problems with taking tests, reading skills, study skills, economic resources, writing skills, low grades, personal goals, and sexual adjustment. The general student population had greater information needs as to information on college majors, other colleges, graduation requirements, and their personal needs were higher in problems with smoking, husband/wife relationships, temper control, religious values, suicidal feelings, drug abuse, and venereal disease. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nova Univ., Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Identifiers - Location: California