ERIC Number: ED138320
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Student Objectives Survey. Research Report 77-01.
Los Angeles Harbor Coll., Wilmington, CA.
Los Angeles Harbor College administered surveys to 920 students at the end of the spring 1976 semester and 803 students registering for the spring 1977 semester in order to ascertain the importance to the respondents of 57 learning objectives and 8 credit objectives, and to relate these to the need, use, and efficacy of college instructional and support services. Results of the survey showed a very high degree of agreement between the two groups of students surveyed. The most important learning objectives of both groups of students were increased effectiveness in accomplishment of goals, academic courses for advancement, development of self-confidence, self-discipline, and effective time management. Most important credit objectives of both groups of students included transfer credit, baccalaureate attainment, letter grades, and attainment of the associate degree. Distributions of the relative importance of objectives and ratings of the helpfulness of instructional and support services were cross-tabulated according to various characteristics of the respondents. Area of residence, age, sex, ethnicity, and educational attainment were found to be related to the ratings of college services. The rationale for the study, utilization of student input in developing the set of student objectives for the survey instrument, survey methodology, and a demographic description of the samples are included in the report. The survey instrument is appended. (JDS)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Demography, Educational Objectives, Institutional Research, Questionnaires, Research Methodology, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student College Relationship, Student Educational Objectives, Student Needs, Student Personnel Services, Surveys, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Harbor Coll., Wilmington, CA.