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ERIC Number: ED453769
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 35
Abstractor: N/A
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Student Satisfaction with Quality of Academic Advising Offered by Integrated Department of Academic Advising and Career Life Planning.
Damminger, Joanne K.
This study was conducted to measure the level of student satisfaction with the quality of academic advising delivered by an integrated department of academic advising and career life planning. Rowan University, New Jersey, has counselors trained to provide academic and career life planning in one advising session. Several sources found in a literature review indicated that students do want career counseling as part of academic advising. The study was nonexperimental, but qualified as a descriptive study. Quantitative and qualitative measures were used to collect data. Qualitative interviews were held with four authors who have written about academic advising and five students who sought advising at Rowan University. For the quantitative study, 78 premajor and change-of-major students completed questionnaires about their advising experiences. Of these students, 63% were extremely satisfied, 29% were very satisfied, and 8% were satisfied. That the academic adviser was knowledgeable about majors and careers contributed to the satisfaction of more than half of these students. Twenty-six percent of the students expected both types of counseling to be available when they sought advising services. The interviews with authors and students also suggested that academic advising should incorporate career life planning. Three appendixes contain four tables of study findings and the questionnaires and interview questions. (Contains 13 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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