ERIC Number: ED275372
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Sophomore Questionnaire. Gainesville Junior College, Spring Quarter, 1986. Preliminary Analysis.
Coker, Richard A.; And Others
A study was conducted at Gainesville Junior College (GJC) in the spring of 1986 to gather information about students who had completed 60 hours or more at the college and to begin to develop a database to assess the impact of the junior college experience on the students. The Sophomore Questionnaire was distributed in class to 320 students, and over 85% of the students returned the questionnaire. Study findings included the following: (1) 55% of the students were female, 69% were between the ages of 19 and 21, 96% were white, 91% attended day classes, 78% attended full-time, and only 9% did not work while attending GJC; (2) over 40% of the respondents reported business-related majors; (3) 25.1% indicated that their last year of high school attendance was 1983 or before; (4) females tended to assess their experience at GJC more positively than males; (5) over 80% of the students rated the physical plant facilities as adequate or very adequate; (6) the Registrar's Office and the Student Activities Office received the highest number of inadequate ratings; (7) 113 students listed "exceptional faculty" as what they liked most about GJC; and (8) 100% of the black students surveyed (N=9) felt that GJC faculty were genuinely interested in teaching. (EJV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Gainesville Junior Coll., GA.