ERIC Number: ED260752
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Two-Year College Research on Student Development: An Analysis of Selected Literature, 1975-1984.
Creamer, Don G.
A literature search and review was conducted by the Two-Year College Student Development Research Committee of the American College Personnel Association to investigate the overall character of typical research on two-year college student development concerns. The student development research conducted at the two-year college level contrasted markedly with other postsecondary research in this area in that more often two-year college research was institution specific, focused on general student and environment descriptions, employed survey methods, was motivated by institutional program concerns, and was usually unpublished. A computer search covering the years 1975 through 1984, yielded 141 relevant research reports. These reports were analyzed in terms of populations or targets of the study, research methods used, year of publication, study topics, and publication outlet. The analyzed reports consisted primarily of studies on student characteristics; follow-up and graduate surveys; needs assessments; transfer studies; and assessments of program effectiveness, educational benefits, counseling services, attrition, and special programs. Student development research should also address the development status of students at college entry, methods to ensure service delivery equity across diverse populations, and the comparative effects of various program delivery methods. (EJV)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Authoring Institution: American Coll. Personnel Association, Washington, DC. Commission XI-Two Year Coll. Student Development.