NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED324603
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Student Personnel Books Master's Degree Students Should Be Reading.
Dressel, Fred B.
This study was conducted to identify those books in the discipline of student personnel and in fields of study closely related to student personnel which Chief Student Affairs Officers (CSAOs) and heads of student personnel preparation programs listed as being most important for students in master's degree programs to read. Questionnaires were completed by 58 heads of preparation programs and 45 CSAOs. For the heads of preparation programs, the book chosen most often, "Student Services: A Handbook for the Profession," was selected by 30 of the respondents (50.85%). Only 3 books were chosen by 20 percent or more of the this group of respondents, who collectively named 44 different books. "Student Services: A Handbook for the Profession" was also the book most often chosen by CSAOs. Again, only three books were chosen by 20 per cent or more of the CSAOs and a total of 43 books were chosen by this group. By all respondents put together (a total of 103) 64 different books were chosen. Except for the "Student Services" book there appeared to be a great variety of opinions concerning the student personnel books which the profession believed master's degree students in student personnel should read. This diversity occurred not only between heads of preparation programs and CSAOs, where the differences may be accounted for by the diversity between theory and practice, but also within each of these groups. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A