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ERIC Number: ED171993
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-May
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
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A Study of Client Reactions: Lifelong Learning Center, the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Toombs, William
A study was conducted to assess client reaction to key activities of the Lifelong Learning Center (LLC) of the Free Library of Philadelphia and to identify particular patterns of client interest. A survey was developed to determine (1) clients' satisfaction with accessibility of services, quality of interaction with staff, and information provided; (2) clients' perception of their needs at first contact with the LLC; and (3) clients' reported outcomes developed from their LLC consultation experience. Other questions were asked about the clients' outlook on life, how the LLC contact "all turned out," and if the client had encouraged others to participate. From a random sample surveyed by mail, 51% (162 clients) responded. Most respondents were in their mid-twenties; 74% were female; 45% were married; and the average of schooling was two years collegiate experience. It was found that there was considerable satisfaction with the existential dimensions of contact with the LLC particularly with counseling. Employment-related concerns were ranked highest; this suggests the possibility that client expectations were focused on the immediate employment situation. Of the 162 respondents, 128 reported an action outcome; 60 persons reported starting or changing jobs; and 68 reported enrollment in some educational activity. (CSS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Center for the Study of Higher Education.