ERIC Number: ED481945
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Student Profile and Perceptions Survey, Fall 2002. Summary.
Douglas Coll., New Westminster (British Columbia).
Every two years Douglas College, British Columbia, gives a series of short questionnaires to students registering during the fall semester. The questions cover student demographics and topics, such as educational goals, perceptions of Douglas College, and previous education. This 2002 survey received a total of 4,100 scannable responses from 9,800 students, for a 42% response rate. There were 12 different versions of the survey, each of which had a response size of approximately 350. The study was divided into different questionnaires in order to allow posing an extensive set of questions without overburdening any individual respondent. The disadvantages of an 8% sample include less precise data and sample sizes which are too small to permit disaggregation by program of study. Questions common to all questionnaires indicate that students are 63% female, 41% are 20-24 years old, 30% are taking three courses, and the field of study for 23% is in the Arts. The questions particular to individual questionnaires include, among others, the following categories: (1) Perceptions of Douglas College; (2) Reasons for Choosing Douglas College; (3) Financial Resources; (4) Multiculturalism; (5) Course Delivery; (6) Equity Group Membership; (7) Registration Success; and (8) Computer Usage. (NB)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Demography, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Interests, Student Motivation, Student Needs, Student Surveys, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://iresearch.douglas.bc.ca/pdfs/reports_eval_plan_docs/Fall02_Srv_Summary.pdf.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Douglas Coll., New Westminster (British Columbia).