ERIC Number: ED126354
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
A Survey of Adult and Part-Time Students at the University of Alabama. Research Paper No. 3.
Jones, Alice W.; Diener, Thomas J.
Conducted by the University of Alabama Committee on Adult and Part-Time Students, the 1974-75 study is concerned with identifying characteristics of adult and part-time students at the University of Alabama and drawing inferences from these attributes. A random sample of 284 of 2,021 part-time students at the university was selected. Of the 179 students who had telephones, 70 were interviewed. The study revealed that most of the students responding to the survey were reasonably satisfied with the services and programs. However, needs were not being met entirely because of the lack of night-time and weekend classes, particularly of the core courses. The majority of the students were male with work and family obligations and in need of financial assistance. Over one-half of the students indicated that the university should provide some financial assistance. The survey indicated that counselors were not being used effectively by the adult and part-time students; therefore, counselors should be more visible and responsive to the unique needs of adult and part-time students. More than two-thirds of the document consists of tables indicating absolute and relative frequencies of related questionnaire items. 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.
Authoring Institution: Alabama Univ., University. Inst. of Higher Education Research and Services.