ERIC Number: ED126353
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Support Staff at the University of Alabama: A Study of Employee Characteristics and Educational Needs. Research Paper No. 2.
Jones, Alice W.; Diener, Thomas J.
The 1974-75 study conducted by the University of Alabama Committees on Adult and Part-Time Students and the Status of Women, is concerned with the current educational status and training or educational needs of approximately 1300 University of Alabama employees who were identified as permanent or temporary full-time/part-time support staff that were not in key administrative positions or members of the faculty. Of the nearly 1300 questionnaires sent out, 528 usable questionnaires were returned. The majority of the respondents indicated training needs for typing, shorthand, bookkeeping, public speaking, business machine operation, and cleaning equipment (females) and for mechanics, electrical, electronics, cleaning equipment, public speaking, and driver's license (males). Most respondents wanted to continue their education in some way. The younger and middle-aged employees wanted to get into higher education; the older employees wanted an opportunity to finish high school. There were few blacks in positions other than housekeeper. Some blacks were in clerical and maintenance positions but none were in managerial positions. The major barrier to all age groups in attaining more education was time. Other barriers were costs, scheduling, travel, and child care. A copy of the questionnaire is appended. (Author/EA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alabama Univ., University. Committee on Adult and Part-Time Students.; Alabama Univ., University. Committee on the Status of Women.
Authoring Institution: Alabama Univ., University. Inst. of Higher Education Research and Services.