ERIC Number: ED265913
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Mar-10
Reference Count: 0
Profile and Evaluation of Women's Program (1983) and Impact of Project Turning Point (Displaced Homemakers Program--1979-1981). Volume XIV, No. 5.
Trevor, Rena; Lucas, John A.
As one element of the evaluation of the Women's Program at William Rainey Harper College, surveys were sent to 500 women who had participated in the offerings of the Women's Program in 1983; and to 194 women who had taken part in Project Turning Point between 1979 and 1981. Study findings, based on a 65% response rate, included the following: (1) almost half of the respondents had lived in their community for more than 10 years, and most were very active in community organizations and activities; (2) 31% held a bachelor's degree or higher; (3) the principal factor leading to enrollment in a Women's Program offering was interest in the subject matter; (4) 48.5% of the participants in the Women's Program indicated that the program had increased their confidence, 43.5% reported an increase in self-awareness, and 39% felt more aware of other people; (5) the major factors influencing women to participate in Project Turning Point were recommendations by friends and relatives (30%), the program brochure (21%), and a newspaper article (13%); (6) the most frequently mentioned outcome of participation in the project was employment, followed by continued education and support/help with a difficult problem; and (7) about one in five participants in the Women's Program were also participatns in Project Turning Point. Detailed study results and the questionnaire are included. (EJV)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: William Rainey Harper Coll., Palatine, IL. Office of Planning and Research.