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ERIC Number: ED568484
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 173
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3038-5502-3
Perception of Institutional Communication for Parents of Undergraduate Students in the United States
Amienyi, Sanoya
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Arkansas State University
This study examined parents' perceptions of the usefulness of and satisfaction with institutional communication for parents of undergraduate students. The sample included 1080 parents participated from eight Research I universities across the United States. The findings suggest that parents of undergraduate students preferred to receive information from parent programs through online portals, which they find useful and satisfactory. Broadly speaking, this finding supported King (2012) and Savage and Wartman (2008), who wrote that colleges and universities believe that communications outlets aid in strengthening partnerships between parents and their children's academic institutions. Additionally, findings indicated that parents viewed campus visits to be the most helpful avenue for assisting them with their child's college choice decision. Multiple regression analysis was conducted to examine if four independent variables (age, race, income, and educational level) were good predictors of parents' perceptions of the usefulness of and the level of satisfaction with the parent program communication outlets. The results indicated that the overall regression equations were statistically significant predictors of the usefulness of and level of satisfaction with parent program communication outlets when all variables were entered into the regression equation. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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