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ERIC Number: ED364304
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Pages: 41
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-Up Studies of Three Groups of Former Real Estate Students. Volume XXII, No. 9.
Davis, W. D.; Lucas, J. A.
As part of the program review process at William Rainey Harper College (WRHC) in Palatine, Illinois, a study was conducted in spring 1993 of three groups of former Real Estate program students who had enrolled at WRHC during the previous 5 years. The three groups of students, each of whom were sent different questionnaires, included 252 students who had taken only the course RES 101 (Group A); 412 students who had taken RES 108, 109 and/or 115 (Group B); and 287 students had taken RES 123 and/or 124 (Group C). From these groups, usable surveys were returned by 71, 105, and 78 former students, respectively, for response rates of 28.2%, 35%, and 27.5%. Study findings included the following: (1) 60% of Group A respondents had taken the course to prepare for a real estate sales person test, while 92% of Group B students had enrolled in preparation for a real estate brokers test; (2) among Group B respondents, 65% were employed in real estate and 81% were working on a commission basis, compared to averages of 30% and 61% for the other respondent groups; (3) among Group C respondents, only 31% were likely to have a bachelor's degree, compared to 45% for the other respondent groups; (4) between 63% to 70% of the respondents indicated that they had completed all of their objectives at WRHC; (5) 78% of Group A respondents indicated that they were well prepared for the sales person test; and (6) among the 85% of Group B respondents who took the brokers test, 90% passed. Complete tabulated and narrative responses, and the survey instruments, are included. (PAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: William Rainey Harper Coll., Palatine, IL. Office of Planning and Research.