ERIC Number: ED259794
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Relationship between Iowa Community College Personnel's Post Industrial Society Orientation and Their Perceptions of Characteristics of Quality in Community Colleges.
McCright, Gerald J.
A study was conducted to investigate the relationship between perceptions of the future environment of community colleges and perceptions of quality in community colleges among Iowa community college personnel. Questionnaires were mailed to a random sample of 181 community college professionals, requesting them to rate a series of statements according to their importance as indicators of quality at community colleges and to assess the likelihood of 53 future events/conditions and their impact on community colleges. Study findings, based on a 61% response rate, included the following: (1) there was no significant relationship between the future orientation of the respondents and their ranking of the 29 indicators of quality in community colleges; (2) there was no significant relationship between respondents' employment status, age, or sex and their perception of quality in community colleges; and (3) approximately 16% of the respondents had a post-industrial/service orientation toward the future, 16% had a post-industrial/self-reliant orientation, and 66% had no orientation toward the future. The survey instruments and a literature review on conditions of decline in higher education, organization theories, characteristics of community college quality, future studies, and employee expectations are included. (LAL)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Major applied research project for Ph.D., Nova University.