ERIC Number: ED203975
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Coast Community Colleges Community Telephone Survey, 1980. Report Number 3, The Community Joining Us: An Analysis of Previous Attendance and Future Interest in Community Service Activities.
Butler, Dennis G.
As part of a telephone survey conducted by the Coast Community College (CCC) during 1980, area residents were asked to indicate whether they had attended or were interested in attending five CCC community service activities: sports events, concerts, plays, art exhibits, and lectures. In addition, a statistical analysis was conducted to determine the significant relationships between the survey responses and 11 respondent characteristics: place and type of residence, gender, age, ethnicity, income, educational background, length of time since completion of schooling, length of time in residence in Orange County, household size, and current or prior enrollment at the Coast colleges. Major findings reveal that concerts, which had been attended at least once by 20% of the respondents, achieved the highest attendance rates, followed by sports events (19%), plays and lectures (17% each), and art exhibits (13%). Of the respondents, 19% indicated an interest in attending plays; 17% said they would be interested in attending lectures, concerts, and sporting events; and 16% expressed interest in attending art exhibits. Attendance at a Coast college was strongly related both to attendance and interest in all activity categories. Respondents with a bachelor's degree were more likely to attend or be interested in the activities than respondents with a high school diploma or less. The survey report details findings and statistical conclusions. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Coast Community Coll. District, Costa Mesa, CA.