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ERIC Number: ED177406
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
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Work, Learning and Satisfaction in Undergraduate Field Studies.
Betts, Francis M., III
Levels of student satisfaction with the Great Lakes Colleges Association - Philadelphia Urban Semester, a 16-week multidisciplinary urban field study program, were investigated. Several aspects of the program, including the four day per week field placement, weekly "city" seminar, elective seminar, and minimally structured living experience were assessed to determine factors contributing to satisfaction in the work environments. Students (N=164) completed the Work Environment Scale three times during the semester. Results indicated that: (1) conformity between student expectation and student perception of reality is not associated with levels of satisfaction with a work placement; (2) there is no evidence that student assessments of the work environment tend to become more realistic after field experiences for at least eight weeks; and (3) the degree to which satisfaction contributes to enhanced levels of learning and goal attainment is not assessable. (Author/HLM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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