ERIC Number: ED476668
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Fall Term 1999 Nova Southeastern University Students Respond to a Broad-Based Satisfaction Survey: A Comparison of Students by Age.
MacFarland, Thomas W.
This study used data originally gathered about student satisfaction through a survey in fall 1999 at Nova Southeastern University, Florida to determine whether there were differences in the perspectives of students aged 25 years or younger and those aged 26 years and older. At Nova Southeastern, more than 80% of all fall 1999 students were 26 or older. Survey results show that students generally have positive opinions about the university and the many services it offers. There were a few areas where satisfaction levels were significantly different. Convenience as a reason for deciding to attend the university had a significantly greater rating by students above age 26. Students 25 or younger indicated a greater level of use of contemporary computer-based media. There was also a disparity in levels of satisfaction with library and library information services, with students 25 and younger indicating a greater level of satisfaction with issues related to access to information through technology, infusion of information technology into the curricula, and provisions for training in the use of technology. An appendix contains the study tables. The survey is attached. (Contains 16 tables and 23 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nova Southeastern Univ., Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Research and Planning.