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ERIC Number: EJ909693
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1947-380X
Satisfaction and Importance Factors in Athletic Training Education
Carr, W. David; Swann, Elizabeth; Frey, Bruce B.
Athletic Training Education Journal, v4 n3 p104-108 Jul-Sep 2009
Objective: To examine various institution and student demographics and the ratings of Satisfaction (SAT) and Importance (IMP) for several programmatic variables within Athletic Training Education Programs (ATEPs). Design and Setting: A survey of SAT and IMP ratings of programmatic variables conducted with accredited, entry-level ATEPs. Subjects: Students enrolled in their final semester/term. Measurements: Students' SAT and IMP was measured by asking students to rate, on a 10-point Likert scale, seven programmatic factors. Various institution/program (state versus private affiliation, athletic division, Carnegie classification, and university enrollment) and student (age, gender, self-reported grade point average) demographic data were collected. Results: The sample consisted of 403 students from 99 institutions. Total SAT and IMP was computed by calculating the mean score across all seven factors. An analysis of variance showed a significant difference (F[subscript 2,275] = 4.25, P = 0.01) for SAT within Carnegie classification with master's institution students more satisfied than doctoral institution students. A repeated measures analysis found significant differences (F[subscript 6,292] = 34.77, P less than 0.001) between SAT factors with students more satisfied with instructor availability than the other factors A repeated measures analysis found significant differences (F[subscript 6,292] = 53.64, P less than 0.001) between IMP factors with the quality of instruction in the major and quality of clinical experiences rated higher than the other factors. Conclusions: Our results revealed that the type of institution has a greater effect upon student ratings of SAT and IMP than the student characteristics themselves. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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