Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Larry H. Ebbers
This study examined the level of satisfaction with the Department of Professional Studies in Education for students enrolled spring semester, 1988, and 1986-1988 graduates. A comparison was made of findings of this study and those of previous studies of the department;Data indicate males and older subjects are generally more satisfied with all program factors. These findings concur with those reported in the previous studies. It appears that those who are obtaining or have obtained a Ph.D. degree are more satisfied than those working toward or who have obtained M.A., M.S., or M.Ed. degree;The factor of graduate assistantship did not appear to be a significant determinant for satisfaction with the department. Though not significant at the.05 level, the data did show thesis or dissertation writing resulted in a higher level of satisfaction than writing a creative component;The level of satisfaction of those from an area of specialization which enrolled a majority of older males appeared higher than those from sections with more young females;Overall, the data from this study revealed a higher level of satisfaction, on all factors, than did the data from previous studies. The information provided by this study is important to departmental decision-makers in planning program revision and/or modification.
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Shirley L. Henry
Henry, Shirley L., "Evaluation of the department of professional studies in education by students and 1986-1988 graduates " (1989). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 9132.