ERIC Number: ED183225
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Results of the Fall 1979 Entering Student Survey. Student Flow Project, Report 3.
Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Kapiolani Community Coll.
A survey of the 2,005 Fall, 1979, entering students at Kapiolani Community College (KCC) was conducted to determine: (1) reasons for attending college, (2) educational and vocational goals, (3) work experience, (4) factors which might affect student success, and (5) student perceptions of their academic preparation. The survey, administered via a questionnaire included in registration packets, achieved a 53% response rate. Of the respondents, 44% were liberal arts majors, 63% were female, 50% were below 19 years of age, and 56% were full-time students. Survey findings indicate that only 22% of the respondents had any work experience related to their fields of study, and that the major reasons for attending college were preparation for a career, attainment of a certificate or degree, transfer to a four-year college, and life enrichment. The majority of the respondents (61%) were not worried about college expenses; major sources of funding included job and/or savings (57%) and support from relatives (46%). Most of the respondents (81%) maintained a C or B average during high school, and their perception of their job and/or academic preparation was positive. The survey report includes several data tables and is appended by a sample survey instrument. (JP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Career Choice, College Preparation, Community Colleges, Financial Support, Questionnaires, School Surveys, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Student Motivation, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Kapiolani Community Coll.