ERIC Number: ED271148
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: 0
Attitudes of Recent LaGuardia Graduates toward Further Education: A Baseline Measurement. Report of Findings.
Kane, Parsons and Associates, Inc., New York, NY.
As part of a project to increase transfer rates among students at LaGuardia Community College (LCC), a study was conducted to provide baseline data for future comparisons regarding interest in further education among recent LCC graduates, attitudes toward additional education, reasons for and against enrolling in additional educational programs, and awareness of information about transferring to a senior college. Telephone interviews were conducted with a sample of 107 fall 1983 and 101 winter 1984 graduates. Study findings included the following: (1) while only 16% of the recent LCC graduates were enrolled in further educational programs when interviewed, 44% had taken definite steps toward continuing their education; (2) only 8% of the respondents expressed no interest in further education; (3) 77% indicated that they were attending or planned to attend a City University of New York campus; (4) job-related arguments were most often endorsed as important reasons for additional education; (5) the most common arguments against further education were the need of a break from school, the financial problems of continuing school, and the success of LCC's program in preparing the student for a career; (6) approximately half of the respondents were unaware of selected facts about transfer policy; and (7) about half of the respondents reported having seen or received written information about transferring while at LCC. The questionnaire is appended. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: La Guardia Community Coll., Long Island City, NY.
Authoring Institution: Kane, Parsons and Associates, Inc., New York, NY.