ERIC Number: ED196461
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Results of the Fall 1980 Entering Student Survey. Student Flow Program, Report 7.
Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Kapiolani Community Coll.
A survey of 2,338 students entering Kapiolani Community College (KCC), Hawaii, in Fall 1980 was conducted during registration to determine students' educational cbjectives and to assess the financial, employment, and academic factors that may affect college success. The survey instrument asked students to indicate their: (1) reasons for attending college and choosing KCC; (2) career and degree goals; (3) work experience in their fields of interest; (4) degree of concern about college expenses; (5) sources of financial support; (6) present employment status; (7) average grade in high school; (8) perceptions of their preparation in eight curricular areas; and (9) perceptions of the likelihood of selected events, such as attaining a degree, utilizing counseling services, or finding work in their major field. Selected findings, based on 1,573 usable returned questionnaires, indicate that 62% of the students were female, 70% were 21 years old or younger, and 57% were attending full-time. Most respondents (68%) were preparing for a career, 33% intended to earn a bachelors degree, and 58% were relying upon wages and savings for financial support while in school. Only 10% of the respondents felt they were inadequately prepared in the areas of reading and writing, and most students felt they had a good chance of attaining a B average. The study report details methodology and findings. (JP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age, Career Choice, College Choice, Community Colleges, Enrollment Influences, Females, Financial Support, Males, Questionnaires, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Student Employment, Tables (Data), Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Kapiolani Community Coll.