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ERIC Number: ED523628
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun-2
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
The Effects of Academic Programs and Institutional Characteristics on Post-Graduate Social Benefit Behavior
Ishitani, Terry T.
Association for Institutional Research (NJ1), Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research (49th, Atlanta, GA, May 30-Jun 3, 2009)
This study investigated the relationship between college characteristics of bachelor's degree holders, such as academic programs and types of institutions and their post-graduate social benefit behavior. While a myriad of studies have examined the monetary benefits from attaining a college education, little is known about effects of collegiate experiences associated with nonmonetary returns conferred by a higher education. A sample of 2,463 drawn from a national database was used in this study. After controlling for pre-college volunteer behavior and other demographic characteristics, students who majored in education and those who graduated from baccalaureate institutions presented significant gains in social benefits. Appended are: (1) Detailed NELS:88/2000 Items for Pre-College Engagement Variable; and (2) Detailed NELS:88/2000 Items for Outcome Variable. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Institutional Research