ERIC Number: ED258987
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
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Determinants of College Students' Overall Evaluations of Their Academic Programs.
Hearn, James C.
This report investigated the determinants of college students' overall evaluations of their academic programs (major field of study). The manner in which students weight the various domains of satisfaction and dissatisfaction in determining their level of overall program satisfaction was examined. The gender differences and field differences in assessing these domains were also investigated. Multivariate analyses were conducted on the responses of 758 graduating sniors in regard to specific and overall academic satisfaction as indicated on specific items of Rudolf Moos' College Experiences Questionnaire. Results of the study indicated that, generally, stimulating course-work and good teaching were more important than opportunities for faculty-student interaction or perceived faculty knowledgeability. However, there were significant field and gender differences. These findings led researchers to the conclusion that the processes of satisfaction formation are not uniform across such groupings. (DWH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Bethesda, MD.
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