ERIC Number: ED210063
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Oct-1
Reference Count: N/A
Study of Students Enrolled in University Parallel Program Evening Classes, 1980-81.
McQuaid, Mary A.
The study described in this report was conducted at Black Hawk College (BHC) to determine the characteristics and attitudes of students enrolled in evening classes in the college's university parallel programs. After introductory material discussing the importance of adult, part-time students to today's community college and the objectives of the study, the report outlines study methods. These included a survey of the research literature on evening student needs and characteristics; and surveys of fall 1980 and spring 1981 evening students to determine their demographic characteristics, majors, needs and attitudes with regard to academic services, and preferences for courses and schedules. Next, the report presents the literature review, citing significant findings from other community college studies. Results are then enumerated with regard to the scope of previous research and the findings of BHC's fall and spring surveys; differences between the results of these surveys are noted. Next, the characteristics of BHC students are discussed in relation to other evening students, revealing that BHC students resembled other evening students with respect to age, part-time enrollment status, and educational goals, but differed with regard to sex and prior educational attainment. Conclusions and recommendations for further research are followed by a bibliography. Appendices present the questionnaires and summary reports for the surveys. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Black Hawk Coll., Moline, IL.