ERIC Number: ED221771
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of Career Enrichment Needs and Programs for Student Affairs Personnel.
Roe, Betty Boyd
Many student personnel professionals find that declining enrollments are affecting the supply and demand for their services. To assess current career needs and programs and to determine whether student personnel staff perceived a need for personal career enrichment, student personnel workers (N=183) in three state universities were surveyed. Results indicated a significant need for career enrichment programs but a limited opportunity for participation. Those professionals who had been employed for 6 to 10 years were the most viable candidates for career enrichment programs. Their responses indicated feelings of being underemployed and unchallenged. Persons employed from 3 to 5 years in student personnel services expressed uncertainty about future job plans. The findings suggest that this group of professionals may need help to determine job preferences. The appendices contain the questionnaire and interview forms. Throughout the document, 16 tables of statistical data are provided to illustrate the findings. (JAC)
Descriptors: Developmental Programs, Employee Attitudes, Higher Education, Job Enrichment, Job Satisfaction, Needs Assessment, Occupational Mobility, Occupational Surveys, Professional Development, Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Workers, Underemployment, Vocational Adjustment, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (Detroit, MI, March 17-20, 1982).