ERIC Number: ED302304
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
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Attitudes of the Alumni toward Selected Aspects of a Private Junior College.
Land, Warren A.; Haney, Julia J.
A study was conducted at a private junior college in northern Mississippi to assess alumni attitudes toward selected aspects of the college. Specifically, the study sought to determine the former students' primary reason for attending the college and their attitudes toward the philosophy and purposes of the college; their perception of opportunities provided by the college for positive personal growth; and their evaluation of college faculty, curriculum, and student activities. In addition, the study examined the relationship between selected personal characteristics and attitudes toward the college. Study findings, based on responses from 232 alumni to a mailed questionnaire, included the following: (1) the alumni exhibited positive attitudes toward the college's philosophy and purposes, approving most highly of the college's commitment to spiritual values; (2) for items concerned with personal growth, the college received the most positive ratings for giving students the opportunity to work and think independently and the most negative ratings on items related to consumer issues and financial management; (3) the highest ranked reasons for attending the college were location, opportunity to work while attending, low cost, and scholarships/financial aid; and (4) two personal characteristics that were found to be significantly related to positive attitudes toward the college were the year attended and transfer from another college. (AJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State Univ., Mississippi State. Bureau of Educational Research and Evaluation.