ERIC Number: ED348125
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun-1
Reference Count: N/A
Report of Interest in an Intramural Program. Volume XX, No. 7.
Ryan, J.; Lucas, J.
In fall 1991, a study was conducted at William Rainey Harper College (WRHC), in Palatine, Illinois, to determine the level of interest in a new sports intramural program (IP). Surveys were mailed to a random sample of 600 degree credit students, out of a total population of 15,418 such students. After two mailings and a prompting follow-up, a response rate of 45% was attained. Results of the survey included the following: (1) 22% of the respondents were definitely interested in the proposed IP, if activities were offered in the right competitive structure at the right times; (2) respondents preferred that programs be offered in the evening, followed next by Saturday morning, and then by late afternoon; (3) 8 out of the top 10 program preferences involved moderately competitive league structures, with the top 2 choices being volleyball and softball; (4) the other 2 out of the top 10 preferences were for social mixed gender pick-up events in bowling and volleyball; (5) more than 60% of the respondents indicated that they would be willing to join off-campus activities requiring a fee; (6) respondents interested in intramural athletics tended to be day, full-time, younger students, and were less likely to be employed full time, compared to WRHC's degree credit population as a whole; (7) females and males were equally interested in the proposed IP; and (8) a conservative estimate of the number of WRHC students interested in intramural sports was 1,500. The survey instrument is appended. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: William Rainey Harper Coll., Palatine, IL. Office of Planning and Research.