ERIC Number: ED201285
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Design Information Acquisition Methods Regarding 748 and 749 (P.L. 94-484) Eligibility Requirements. Executive Summary, June 27, 1980-March 26, 1981.
Lane, Marcia S.; Licwinko, Mary Lou
A project to develop a methodology to assess the impact of the priority requirements of the Health Professions Education Assistance Act (P.L. 94-484), Section 748 and 749 is summarized. Information on 21 schools of public health and 25 programs of health administration that received formula traineeship grants were utilized, and the evaluation was designed to test the effects of the priority requirements and traineeship monies on student characteristics and first postgraduate employment. The study design was based on the utilization of data collected through secondary sources: the Association of University Programs in Health Administration and the Association of Schools of Public Health. To develop project outcomes, traineeships who satisfied priority requirements were compared to those who did not. A comparative analysis of the two groups was conducted in regard to the following variables: age, sex, race and ethnic background, masters/doctoral students, part-time/full-time status, academic performance, discipline of students in schools of public health, students entering directly from bachelor's programs, previous baccalaureate degrees, students with three years of work experience in a health field, first postgraduate job setting, functional level of responsibility at first postgraduate job setting, and gross annual salary of first postgraduate job. The study indicates a need to assess such factors as differential financial aid award practices between types of institutions (e.g., public/private) and between priority and non-priority student recipients. (SW)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Comparative Analysis, Data Collection, Educational Background, Educational Policy, Eligibility, Employment Experience, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Grants, Higher Education, Occupational Surveys, Public Health, Research Design, Research Methodology, Student Characteristics, Student Financial Aid
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources Administration (DHHS/PHS), Hyattsville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Association of Univ. Programs in Health Administration, Washington, DC.; Association of Schools of Public Health, Washington, DC.