ERIC Number: ED208739
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Attitudes and Characteristics of Summer School Students.
Patterson, Aldrich M., Jr.; And Others
A random sample of 302 (78 percent return rate) summer school students at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP), were surveyed regarding their characteristics and perceptions of summer school. The mean age of the students was 25.8 years; 66 percent were single, 28 percent married, and 5 percent divorced or separated. Only 6 percent of the sample reported that they were living in a residence hall. When students were asked about their employment status, the largest group (37 percent) were employed part-time (27 percent worked during the day and 10 percent at night), another 23 percent indicated that they were employed full-time (18 percent during the day and 5 percent at night), while 7 percent indicated that they were during the regular school year but had the summer off. An additional 34 percent said they were not currently employed. Seventy-eight percent attended UMCP during the regular academic year and 18 percent attended another institution. Fifty-five percent preferred morning classes only, 8 percent preferred afternoon classes only, and 11 percent preferred evening classes only. In rating their summer school experience, students agreed that their academic work was much more intense in summer school then during the regular academic year. Overall, they reported summer courses to be stimulating and exciting, and generally agreed that their goals for summer school had been met. (Author/LB)
Descriptors: College Students, Comparative Analysis, Day Programs, Evening Programs, Higher Education, Participant Satisfaction, State Universities, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Motivation, Summer Schools
University of Maryland, Office of Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Counseling Center, College Park, MD 20742 ($1.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Maryland Univ., College Park. Office of Summer Programs.
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Counseling Center.