ERIC Number: ED362077
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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Nontraditional Students and Postsecondary School Satisfaction.
Flammger, Dawne M.
This study compared the satisfaction levels of 40 adult nontraditional students (N=40) attending one of three types of postsecondary institutions: (1) a proprietary school, (2) a community college, and (3) a university. A survey was administered to such students enrolled in the Travel and Tourism programs at Bryant and Stratton Business Institute (Williamsville, New York), Genesee Community College (Batavia, New York), and Niagara University (Lewiston, New York). The survey gathered information on student satisfaction with their school and with their personal academic progress. Analysis found a lack of statistically significant differences in school satisfaction ratings. In addition, personal satisfaction with overall progress was rated equally among all school types. The study results suggest that adult students entering a post-secondary school may rationalize their selection and make a commitment to a program or school and choose to be satisfied by their choice. Appendices include a survey instrument, a summary of survey results and results of the statistical analyses performed. Contains 31 references. (JB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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