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ERIC Number: ED458930
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
Pages: 132
Abstractor: N/A
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The Nature and Characteristics of Post-Baccalaureate Reverse Transfer Students and Their Utilization of Career Guidance.
Reusch, Dianna Lynn
A post-baccalaureate reverse transfer student is a community college student who has completed a baccalaureate or higher degree prior to enrolling in a community college. This study was conducted to better understand post-baccalaureate reverse transfer students who enroll in community college degree or certificate programs; it sought to investigate the factors that influence these students' decisions and the types of career guidance that these students utilize. Survey packets were mailed to 656 reverse transfer students at 6 Illinois community colleges; 329 (50%) surveys were returned and 221 were usable for data analysis. Overall, the study found that post-baccalaureate reverse transfer students were typically male, white, 38 years old, and married. After obtaining their baccalaureate degrees, they usually waited 11 years before enrolling full time in the community college degree or certificate programs, and they were likely to make such decisions for employment-related reasons. These students were most often found in computer-related and health service-related programs, and their career guidance sources were most often friends and family members. It was also found that within this group of students, a significantly higher number of females enrolled in health service programs while a higher number of males enrolled in applied technology programs. (Contains 71 references.) (GC)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois