Advisor(s) - Committee Chair
E. D. Burkeen, Clayton Riley, Wayne Ashley
Specialist in Education
A questionnaire-made up of a portion of the Shepard-Crawford Social Referent Scale, the Willoughby Schedule, and a student information form – was developed to ascertain whether or not the level of alienation differed in students seeking associate degrees from those students seeking baccalaureate degrees in the College of Business and Public Affairs at Western Kentucky University. The instrument was administered to 453 students enrolled in classes required to complete an association degree program in the College of Business and Public Affairs at Western Kentucky University. The statistical results for this study were computed by resources available at Western Kentucky University through Academic Computing and Research Services and the use of the Kentucky Educational Computer Network. The program package accessed was the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) using the t-test and frequency procedure. The variables utilized to investigate the relationships that exist between the feelings of alienation by associate degree students and the associate-baccalaureate student mix in the classroom were: the first year associate degree student and the second year associate degree student; the first year associate degree student and the first year baccalaureate degree student; the second year associate degree student and the second year baccalaureate degree student. The study developed no significant differences in feelings of alienation in associate degree students although mean scores did indicate a slight trend toward a higher level of alienation developing in associate degree students.
Education | Educational Psychology
Schira, Leonard, "Alienation and the Associate Degree Student within the College of Business and Public Affairs of Western Kentucky University" (1979). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 1979.