ERIC Number: ED360915
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-May
The Relationship Between Alumni Satisfaction and Work Experiences. AIR 1993 Annual Forum Paper. [Revised].
Pike, Gary R.
This study examined the relationship between work experiences and alumni satisfaction with their college experience at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK). As part of a campus-wide assessment program in 1988, all seniors completing the UTK general education testing requirement were administered a survey designed to elicit information about their satisfaction with college. In 1990, the same individuals were mailed copies of the Tennessee alumni survey containing many of the same items in the senior survey. The response rate for the senior survey was 100 percent, and the response rate for the alumni survey was slightly greater than 50 percent. Data from both surveys were available for 828 individuals who were employed full-time when the alumni survey was administered. Preliminary analysis revealed that most subjects had positive evaluations of their work and college experiences. Only 18 percent of the subjects were dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with the types of work they were doing. Alumni ratings of college experiences were positively related to their ratings as seniors. Alumni dissatisfied with their college experiences were dissatisfied as seniors. In addition, those satisfied with the types of work they had and their pay rates, held more favorable opinions of their college experience. (contains 36 references.) (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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