ERIC Number: ED226800
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug-28
Reference Count: 0
TEX-SIS Occ/Tec Non-Returning Student Follow-Up, Volume 1, Number 1.
In 1981, selected data about nonreturning occupational/technical students were collected at Yavapai College using the TEX-SIS follow-up system, which was developed by the Texas Education Agency and Texas Coordinating Board for Universities and Colleges. A sample of 449 students was selected from the approximately 900 students who had enrolled in at least one vocationally funded course in spring 1980, but who had not returned by spring 1981. Questionnaires solicited information on students' ethnicity, sex, educational intent, curriculum area, educational objectives and plans, reasons for not enrolling, employment and/or educational status, education work relationship, and evaluation of their educational experience. Study findings, based on 194 usable responses, included the following: (1) as their primary objective, 50.7% of the respondents listed preparation for a job or improvement of existing skills, 12.9% listed transfer credit, and 29.0% listed personal interest; (2) 66.8% indicated that their objective was partially or totally incompleted; (3) no single factor emerged as the primary reason for not returning to Yavapai, though dissatisfaction with instruction or course content accounted for 9.2% of the reasons listed; and (4) 58.4% of the respondents were employed full-time at the time of the survey. The study report provides separate profiles for selected respondent groups (i.e., general education majors, all majors combined, males, females, and American Indian/Alaskan Native and White students). (AYC)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Dropout Attitudes, Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Research, Dropouts, Education Work Relationship, Employment, Enrollment Influences, Ethnic Groups, Females, Followup Studies, Males, School Surveys, Student Educational Objectives, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Yavapai County Community Coll. District, Prescott, AZ.